Hundreds of folks gathered at Georgia Southwestern for their annual MLK convocation.
The event started with a ceremonial march this morning in the Storm Dome.
Students from GSW, local ministers, elementary students, and the general public attended. The guest speaker was Dr. Kecia Ashley and her message was simple to the crowd.
"Now is our time to take it up and go forth and to make sure that we experience the best that life has to offer and then offer opportunities for others as well," said Dr. Ashley.
"Us providing this venue to support the legacy and leadership of Dr. King is in keeping with our mission as a university that really serves this community," said Dr. Charles Patterson, GSW's President.
Dr. Ashley and Dr. Patterson say today was an excellent way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.