WVU-P Holds Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email

After a snow storm forced them to cancel last month, WVU-P finally had their Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration Monday night.

The event, co-sponsored by WVU-P and DuPont, honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of spreading peace.

Many attended and listened to various speakers and even a performance by choirs from Pleasants County and Van Devender Middle Schools.

David Fryson, WVU's chief diversity officer, was the keynote speaker and talked to the crowd about the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world.

"So the quote that I often use from Dr. King is that there are two kinds of peace. There's a negative peace and a positive peace," he says. "And the negative peace is the absence of tension but a positive peace is the presence of justice. And I think that should always be our goal. What is justice? What does it take to have justice?"

After Fryson's speech, the 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award was presented to Bea Corra.

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