Hundreds of middle schoolers gather for MLK March on West
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Arizona State University West Campus held its annual MLK March on West Wednesday. Students, faculty and visitors gathered to honor King’s legacy by marching through campus, a tradition that dates back to 1991.
Charles St. Clair, a technical director at ASU, recited the “I Have a Dream” speech for the crowd, which primarily consisted of hundreds of sixth, seventh and eighth graders from 14 different Arizona schools.
“This particular event inspired me because Martin Luther King is close to my heart,” volunteer Karla Pope said. “I wanted to come and be a part and work with the kids and make an impact.”