Photo by Matthew Ahn
Valentine’s Day came early for the near packed house in Concordia’s lecture main hall Thursday night. Martin Luther King the 3rd treated the approximately 400 students on hand to a highly animated speech about using love as opposed to hate when dealing with conflict resolution. He was invited to speak as part of the CSU’s Black History Month celebrations. King is the son of the non-violent leader of the civil right movement. He drew a picture of our society today as it would look to his late father. King also noted that he advocates for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Egypt. A government must listen to its people he says. King's speech was followed by a lengthy question and answer session with students and community members. Black History Month events will be taking place on campus until February 18th.
Click below to hear clips of Mr. King's speech.
Reporting by Joel Balsam