King addresses MWSU Convocation

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Martin Luther King III, the featured speaker at the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. Photo courtesy @MissouriWestern

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son address a packed house at Missouri Western State University Tuesday morning as this year’s Convocation on Critical Issues speaker.

Western made plans to accommodate a larger-than-normal crowd for Martin Luther King III. Western said the Looney arena set-up was changed from previous years, allowing for more seating.  King’s topic was, “Embracing the Ideals of Freedom, Justice and Equality.”

According to a news release from Western, as the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III has seized the torch lit by his parents and is continuing their quest for equality and justice for all people. He has been sharing this message with audiences around the world for nearly 20 years. A human rights advocate, community activist and a political leader, King also has been actively involved in significant policy initiatives to maintain the fair and equitable treatment of all citizens, at home and abroad.