April 4th marks 50 years since civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and Baylor University hosted an event on campus to remember the Man with a Dream.
Community members gathered for a service at Powel Chapel at Baylor’s Truett Seminary to pay respect to Dr. King.
The event was organized by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Waco NAACP.
The NAACP says it is important to reflect upon the impact and the lessons left by King.
“If you don’t like the way things are, you can change them through your voice,” says Waco NAACP member Lovie Langston. “And he gave a voice to people. He made people aware that I have a voice.”
Waco Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson and Mayor Kyle Deever were in attendance.