Black Scholar Affiliation hosts MLK Jr. observance in Pittsburg –


January 22, 2021 6:14 PM

Stacie Strader

Posted: January 22, 2021 6:14 PM

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Black Student Association at Pittsburg State University, in conjunction with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On Monday, Jan. 18, they held a candlelight vigil on the Oval, followed by a short program.

The Oval is located in the heart of the campus in the green space between Russ Hall to the west, Whitesitt Hall to the south, Heckert-Wells Hall to the east, and the Overman Student Center to the north.

The program included an opening song, the reading of King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, and reflections by two students on how King’s dream is being realized in their lives today.

The public was invited with social distancing measures in place.

The observance was livestreamed on the Black Student Association Facebook page at and will be archived there for later viewing.



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