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King of equality

King of equality

Shravanth Reddy Reddy '24 January 18, 2023

On Monday morning, several University of Dayton students, faculty and staff participated in the city of Dayton's annual Martin Luther King Day march, a one-mile walk from West Dayton to Sinclair College in downtown Dayton. Afterward, the University honored King with a wreath-laying ceremony and a procession from the Kennedy Union fountain to the University of Dayton MLK monument on campus. The ceremony was organized by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center.

As an international student, I was not as familiar with the work of King. Before attending these events, I spent some time researching him and learned of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It's very clear that King's legacy continues to inspire people today.

His commitment to non-violence and tireless work to bring about equality and justice for all people is incredibly inspiring to me. It's a day Americans remember the contributions and sacrifices of King and recommit to anti-racist work. King’s work has definitely encouraged me to help create a more just and equal society while I am in America, and when I return home.