Gettysburg College students Cam Nguyen and Maycol Velez were quoted in a January 13 Magic City Post article on the 3rd annual MLK Unity Walk, which took place on January 12 in Birmingham, Alabama.
From the Magic City Post:
The 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk took place on Jan. 12 in Railroad Park under sunny skies. An estimated 350 people gathered to take part in honoring the legacy of Dr. King.
The Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition (BMDC), a nonprofit organization that began as part of Operation New Birmingham’s (now REV Birmingham) Community Action Committee, puts on the event each year. The organization seeks to promote diversity and understanding in the city of Birmingham.
Students from Gettysburg College made a stop in Birmingham on a Civil Rights tour throughout the Southeast. “Being here today brings Dr. King’s history to the present,” said Cam Nguyen. “It’s a reminder to the community about what has happened and what must be done for a better future,” said peer Maycol Velez.