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MWSU Students Pay Homage to Civil Rights Leader

Missouri Western State University students held a candlelight vigil to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Students at Missouri Western State University remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events.

Friday night, they lit candles to close our their week, and honor the Civil Rights leader

The Center for Multicultural Education, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, held a candlelight vigil to pay homage to a man who they said paved the way for equality.

Dozens gathered outside the student union for a moment of a silence, and to listen to a speech about different social topics.

"Bullying and violence. We talk about economic inequality. We talk about discrimination. So, it'll be a lot of things I speak about," said Tobias Pointer, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

"If you're not honest about your history, you can't be honest about your future. So, to me, everyone needs to know about Martin Luther King," said Eric Toliver, Student Government Association Senator.

Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Members of the organization said it is an honor to call him their brother.
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