Michigan Tech students read books on Martin Luther King to elementary students

Published: Jan. 20, 2020 at 6:25 PM EST
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Michigan Tech students read to elementary students in the area Monday about Dr. Martin Luther King's life.

The event is put on annually by Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion as well as the university’s student organization the Society of African American Men. Groups of students went out to the Hancock, Houghton, and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City elementary schools to teach students about the affect Martin Luther King had on the civil rights movement.

"We felt like there was a need to serve our community and remind them about accepting others despite all their differences, loving each other even though things may be in a bad place at the moment, and to remind them that everything is good through the power of love," said Marco Marquez, a member of Michigan Tech’s Society of African American Men.

The Tech students also took time to engage and discuss the books with the students, so they could get a deeper understanding of Dr. King's teachings.

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