Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” Dr. King used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve seemingly-impossible goals.
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
MLK Parade Commemorating the Selma March
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12 Noon
400 South Travis Street
Service following the parade in Mabee Hall at Austin College
All Individuals, churches, youth groups, civic & social groups are welcome. Free!
Contact Information for Parade: Eric Ross, Sherman Rotary President 903.818.8607
MLK Breakfast Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7:15 a.m.
Austin College Mabee Hall
$15 payable at the door
Free Admission for Austin College and Grayson College students & faculty
Keynote Speaker: Tre’ Stewart ’15, Assistant Football Coach at Austin College
Contact Information for Breakfast: Colin Ashlock ’21, Public Affairs Intern 903.821.7279
- MLK Celebration
- Highlight Photos
- Christian Chiles Speech ’19
- James Wyche Speech ’20
- MLK Speech Videos: