Students Serve Others For Martin Luther King, Jr

Posted at 10:20 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 23:41:19-05

Tributes were held for the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Nashville.

A group of about 200 students met up Saturday morning. They gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank to get their marching orders and to hear some encouraging words from area VIP's.

Some students stayed there and worked, while others went all across town for service projects.

“I realize that we will contribute some and make a bit of a difference on the day that we do the service, but my hope is that we’re cultivating a generation of leaders that will be reminded and inspired by events like this to continue their service throughout their lives,” said Tim Stewart, of Belmont University.

Monday is the official Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Events that day were set to include a march at 10 a.m. starting at Jefferson Street Baptist Church, and a convocation has also been scheduled for 11 a.m. at Tennessee State University's Gentry Center.