Fairmont State University continues the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King


Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Fairmont State University continued the legacy of Dr. King by doing its part in ‘Climbing to the Mountain’ Wednesday.

The conference room was filled with faculty and students learning more about how they can make positive change.

“While Atlanta, understandably so, receives a lot of international play for being the place for King, we have to remember that West Virginia played a role in shaping him as well. The whole thing of the mountain top of the mountain state, which is playing on the aspect that you have a role in this as well, and take some pride in it,” said Keynote speaker Gerard Robinson.

Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta M. Martin added, “Instilling in others the expiration, the passion, the love of education and the ability through that education to improve upon the life of others to me that’s the legacy of Martin Luther King.”

Dr. Martin went on to say that they plan to keep making an impact and serving the community in a positive light, just like Dr. King.

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