Staunton Honors King With Walk, Service

By: Justin Unger
By: Justin Unger

Staunton honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday evening with a special ceremony.

Mary Baldwin College and the Staunton NAACP held a candlelight walk through Staunton.

Then the groups gathered at Central United Methodist Church for a service.

They had the Al Hamilton Community Choir singing hymns, as well as speakers from the church and community.

"I think it is important to remember persons like him, persons of courage and vision and integrity," says Jim Gilman, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Mary Baldwin. "Because in remembering the past and what they stood for, it helps orient us toward the future, of what we should and need to stand for both individually as people, and also collectively as a nation."

The vigil capped a full day of events at Mary Baldwin, celebrating King.


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