MOUNT VERNON — The Martin Luther King Legacy Committee hosted the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus on Monday.

“Racial Reconciliation through the Lens of Dr. King’s Legacy” was the theme of this year’s event, which proclaimed in celebration that Dr. King left behind a legacy of truth and love, highlighted by keynote speaker Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.

Rev. Elliott affirmed in his address, “Rev. Dr. King’s lenses on matters of race, simply put, were truth and love. He held up the truth lens to show us the problem and hold us accountable, and he held up the love lens to give us hope and show us the way out. Unfiltered, those lenses, and the legacy of Dr. King’s use of them, point to one answer for racial reconciliation: All of us walking together toward equality for all.”

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  • Joshua Morrison/News Joyce Hogan.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Essay winner and speaker Rachel Murray
  • Joshua Morrison/News Essay winner and speaker Celia Manning.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Kenyon College's Chris Kennerly.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Kenyon College President Sean Decatur.
  • Joshua Morrison/News MVNU President Henry Spaulding.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Scott Elliott, Kenyon College President Sean Decatur and Bishop Mark Hollingsworth
  • Joshua Morrison/News Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.
  • Joshua Morrison/News From left, Jim Singletary, Kenyon College President Sean Decatur, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Singing of "Lift Every Voice."
  • Joshua Morrison/News Lopez Davis lead in the singing of "Lift Every Voice."
  • Joshua Morrison/News MVNU's Jim Singletary served as emcee.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Each year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee holds an essay contest. The winners were announced at the annual breakfast, from left, Mount Vernon High School students Julianna Burcham and Rachel Murray, Mount Vernon Middle School students, Emily Camp and Celia Manning. Not pictured are Harrison Ogle and Tara Murray.
  • Reverand Scott Elliott
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverand Scott Elliott

 

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