CMU Athletics Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan University student-athletes, coaches and administrators were among the hundreds of millions of people who on Monday honored civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., and reflected upon the meaning of his achievements and aspirations.

More than 70 student-athletes, coaches and administrators from the CMU Athletics Department gathered Monday morning at the CommUNITY Peace Brunch in the University Center Rotunda as a kick-off to a week of MLK, Jr., events honoring his legacy.

Representatives from the field hockey, volleyball, men's basketball, track and field, baseball and wrestling programs were in attendance as the crowd – diverse in age, ethnicity and life experience – remembered the achievements and sacrifices of the civil rights leader and all of those who made the accomplishments of the time possible.

In addition to brunch, the proceedings included an address from CMU President Dr. George E. Ross, oratorical presentations from current students on the issue of poverty, a keynote presentation focusing on community building, and a musical performance from a gospel choir featuring the track and field program's Clay Holman.


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