BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- Illinois Wesleyan University hosted the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Festival Sunday, January 27.
Attendants enjoyed some of Dr. King's favorite foods, such as BBQ ribs, potato salad, and corn bread. An energetic performance from the United Community Gospel Singers followed.
The featured speaker was a well-known Dr. King expert, Barry Scott. Scott wrote and starred in the play 'Ain't Got Long to Stay Here,' a tribute to Dr. King, and has also received acknowledgment from King family members for his 'positive representation of Dr. King.'
George Jackson III, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Wesleyan, said the festival was a celebration but also a remembrance of the great strides our parents and grand parents have made. He noted that Dr. King's legacy has touched not only the national scene but also on the international level.