CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Texas A&M University announced their Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations will still happen but with one modification.
The MLK Day March that was supposed to happen from the WT Dining Hall to the JBK building has been canceled. However, the video presentation will go on with videos of students from different organizations reading excerpts of King’s speeches. The presentation will be held in the Jack B. Kelly Student Center Commons at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
“There are so many more powerful messages for various causes that he delivered,” said Angela Allen, WT’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. “We wanted the students to find meaningful excerpts from those speeches to help us all recognize that the battles that are still going on are not new.”
Here are the participating students, according to WT:
- Sir’Garen Grayson, junior public relations-advertising major from Amarillo, representing the Black Student Union;
- Tyrone Leggett, junior health sciences major from Bloomfield, Conn., representing the Black Student Union;
- Deanndra Murry, a December communication graduate from Houston, representing Diversity Ambassadors;
- Allan Baltazar, a senior criminal justice major from Houston, representing F1RSTGEN and Hispanic Students Association;
- Ashley Oakes, a senior marketing major from Amarillo, representing McNair Scholars;
- Tearanee’ Lockhart, junior broadcast journalism major from Amarillo, representing the Black Student Union;
- Aurora Garcia-Comer, senior biology major from Borger, representing the Black Student Union.