William Woods University Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Dancers (left to right) Briaunna Bragg, 16; Shikira Cross, 8, and Caraleena Jones, 14, perform at William Woods University Monday, as part of the university’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The youngsters are members of For His Glory, Inc., a praise dance group from Columbia. The group recognizes the correlation between Martin Luther King’s great works and his great faith. They gave a brief oral presentation on the topic, and then performed a routine in his honor.


Miriam Aschi, 11 (left); her mother, Rachal, and Emily Fitzgerald, 10, create cards to send to deployed soldiers during William Woods University’s observance of the National Day of Service on Monday. Participants received blank cards and envelopes to decorate for service men and women to write messages for their families. The greeting card workshop, open to campus and the community, was sponsored by Terry Martin, WWU professor of art. National Day of Service is part of the Renew America Together initiative that honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and others who lived in service of others.