Monday, 16 January 2012 09:58

Celebrating Dr. King

The University of Akron is marking Martin Luther King Day with an activities fair.

"We have about forty organizations representing the community and campus who will be there with various activities promoting social justice, tolerance and the overall principles and tenets that Dr. King stood for," said Fedearia Nicholson, director of the university's Office of Multicultural Development.

Nicholson says many younger people don't understand the importance of Dr. King in the civil rights movement or the fact that African Americans had far fewer rights just forty years ago.

That doesn't mean, however, that country has forgotten King's message.

"I absolutely think that we have made great strides," said Nicholson.  "I don't think that we have arrived.  I don't think that Dr. King's dream has been fully realized, but I think that we have tremendous progress."

Fedearia Nicholson by Akron NewsNow

The activities fair is being held from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

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