SMC to hold Six Voices event in memoriam of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spartanburg Methodist College will sponsor “Six Voices: A Reflection on the Words and Wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” January 16 in Davis Mission Chapel on the SMC campus. It is free to attend and open to the public.
This is the second year that SMC is sponsoring this program. Six members of the SMC community, including students, alumni and leaders on campus and in Spartanburg, will serve as readers for the event. This year, the readers are SMC president Scott Cochran, Reverend Jerry Gadsden from Silver Hills United Methodist Church (also on the SMC board of trustees), SMC staff member Mr. Shawn Glover, SMC alum TrenDalle’ Lawson and current SMC students Tanner Hall and Keajha Sullivan.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very educated and well-read gentleman,” says Kim Caton, director of student activities and leadership development at SMC. “In his sermons and speeches, he intertwined biblical truth, history, literature and his own experiences. In these texts, we find wisdom, inspiration and vision. This event provides us not only with the opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s words but to also hear from campus and community leaders how these words are still impactful today and are part of that dream.”