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William and Mary Digest for Feb. 13

William and Mary Digest for Feb. 13

College community gathers to commemorate King

Ten days after the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., William and Mary students, faculty and staff joined with the greater Williamsburg community to commemorate his life and legacy.

Journalist Roland Martin served as the keynote speaker for the annual commemoration event, which took place in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium Jan. 31.

Martin, a host of an online news show, author and former CNN correspondent, is a well-read expert on and enthusiast of King. Martin spoke about the legacy and truth of King.

“Do we want to be honest with ourselves as to who we’re celebrating tonight?” he asked the...