Commemorating Dr. King

Assembly calls on community to unite


Freshman Anu Akingbade recites “Reflections on Building a Community,” a poem expressing the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was one of two poems presented to emphasize the power of unity.

There are celebrations all over the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day including parades, festivals and peaceful demonstrations. Hockaday follows suit and hosts the One Hockaday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service.

In 2017, Tresa Wilson, director of Inclusion and Community, started the tradition to honor MLK’s legacy. “I try to find connections with the people that you see and the performances,” Wilson said. This year’s ceremony, on Zoom, had all the elements of the traditional celebration.