Peace March honors MLK legacy

Walkers braved the cold for a Peach March honoring Martin Luther King Day at MCCC on Monday, Jan. 18. Leading the march was MCCC President Kojo Quartey, third from left.

About 15 people walked from the Career Technolgy Center to the Administration building Monday, Jan. 18, in a Peace March to honor the memory of Martin Luther King.

Temperatures hovered around 15 degrees, with the wind chill about zero, when the marchers left the warmth of the Careet Technology Center.

MCCC celebrated with the Peace March as well as a Diversity Fair located in the Administration building.

After the march, college President Kojo Quartey talked about the importance of celebrating Martin Luther King Day and the Diversity Fair at MCCC.

"This nation is as great as it is because of our diversity, because people came from all parts of the world to become part of this great nation. And through diversity, we bring about unity," Quartey said. 

"This is an event where we have the Muslims here, we have the Native Americans, we have African American culture, we have the Gay Straight Alliance here, so this is a way of showing that we are all one."