First Steps | Life-Long Commitment

“I’m convinced that this crowd was made up of people who were...“dog-tired of second-class citizenship,” of being made to feel less than a human being worthy of respect...One has to be open to the truth that at some level we are all the same and want the same things, like a peaceful community in which to live and grow and thrive.”

Dr. Dorothy Cotton, "If Your Back's Not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement"

The U.S. Civil Rights Movement


Check out the Class of 2026's Leadership for this year's MLK Celebration

Traditionally, the first year MLK Scholars have worked together to coordinate a reflective presentation to our campus community during our MLK Campus-Wide Celebration in February. This presentation draws heavily from their course work and Civil Rights Tour experience.