MLK honored at Talladega College
TALLADEGA - AL —
Talladega College celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the start of the spring semester with its annual freedom march Thursday morning.
Senior Diedre Childress has marched four years as a student."The march is significant, it's significant for this institution. It means a lot to this institution and to me as a student," Childress. "Every step is going to be a memory of what the last four years were like and of the journey that I took."The march made its way across campus and into the gymnasium.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell gave the convocation address. She told students they could achieve, because Dr. King dreamed. "So many of us are beneficiaries of the movement, it is indeed an honor to be on the campus of Talladega College," said Sewell. "Just talked to them about nothing ventured nothing gained, just putting oneself out there and doing the best that one can."President, Dr. Billy Hawkins says Talladega College has a proud history and ties with Dr. King. "Dr. Martin Luther King and ambassador Andy Young met for the first time in their life on this campus in 1958," said Hawkins. "It's very real, very true, and very exciting for us every year, to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King