Congratulations everyone, we have officially made it through our first week of classes! Apparently, we are all going to school in the North Pole because it is an artic tundra out there. Hopefully, nobody has been welcomed back with frost bite.
Our first weekend back at GU will be a three-day weekend, and I do not know about the rest of you, but that is music to my ears. We have not been granted this day off as the result of pity, or because of the cold; however, yesterday classes were cancelled due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In fact, this is the first time in a long time that this day has been observed here at Graceland.
Typically, this day is observed on the third Monday of January each year. The way this works out, the day fell on or around January 15th; the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. If you are not familiar with MLK Jr, he was a crusader in the Civil Rights movement that took place in the 1950’s; seeking to gain equal rights for African Americans. For his efforts, he was awarded a Nobel Peace Price in 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been a federal holiday since 1986.
At Graceland, BSU encourages you to share something that is important to you through individual “I Have a Dream” videos that were taken and shared on Graceland social media. This took place throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There was also a screening of the movie, “Selma,” at 6:45 in Carol Hall.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.