Campus candlelight vigil honors King legacy; video available

Members of the Gettysburg College community gathered Jan. 19 for a candlelight vigil in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of students, faculty members, administrators, staff members and others braved chill temperatures and falling snow to gather on the steps on Musselman Library.

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sponsored the vigil, which featured readings from King's writings and comments about his life and legacy.

A video captures moments from the vigil.

Also, Gettysburg College Associate Dean of Intercultural Advancement Sylvia Asante was honored during Jan. 17's community celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Asante received the Celebration Committee's Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award, sponsored by the YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor

Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2009




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