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Spring Hill College joins community in MLK Jr. Day events

Spring Hill College led the way in desegregation among southern colleges and earned the respect of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who mentioned the moral significance of the College's initiatives in his 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." This weekend, Spring Hill students, faculty and staff, in collaboration with L'Arche Mobile, People United to Advance the Dream (PUAD) and the City of Mobile, will celebrate the life and accomplishments of King with various service and unity projects in the Mobile community.

Student-volunteers from the Foley Community Service Center along with those from campus organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Upper Room A Cappella, Spring Hill’s Interfraternity Council and several Greek organizations will be volunteering alongside faculty, staff and community members in sponsored events throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, Badger volunteers will participate in the Mobile United city-wide clean up at Tricentennial Park and surrounding locations along Three Mile Creek. On Sunday, participants will assist with the L’Arche Mobile First Light Marathon, greeting and encouraging marathoners and walking a mile with them. The culmination of the events will take place on Monday when attendees join with the community at Calloway Smith School for a rally and march hosted by PUAD followed by a city-wide inter-faith unity service with L’Arche Mobile.

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