Education and Service Highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities at Trevecca

Trevecca celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this week by hosting special guests for an inspirational chapel service and connecting students with a series of community service projects.

On Tuesday the 18th, students gathered in chapel to learn about Black history through the eyes of Joel Freeman and Walter Milton Jr., the creators of Black History 365, a curriculum that endeavors to expand that narrative of Black history beyond slavery and oppression. 

In one service opportunity, students took part in a cleanup day at Claiborne Family of Faith Worship Center, hanging pictures, cleaning and decorating the sanctuary. Students who preferred a virtual option partnered with KidPower, a local nonprofit program at Trevecca Community Church that works to mitigate the emotional effects of generational poverty. Students had the opportunity to make encouraging and creative cards for the kids as they begin a new semester in school. Finally, on Friday the 21st, students will assist Trevecca’s Urban Farm with a tree planting in Honor of Dr. King. 

The celebration will continue in April, when Trevecca will join with seven other universities in Nashville for a city-wide day of community service.

In keeping with the spirit of Dr. King, who dreamt of a day when “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” Trevecca continually seeks opportunities to fulfill the God-ordained mission of embracing compassion, service and a love for neighbors.

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