MLK Ceremony - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

MLK Ceremony

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

MSU Billings hosted a ceremony Monday in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony included a bell ringing, timed to coincide with bell ringings across the nation. Civil rights leader Dr. Gerald Durley was the guest speaker for the event.

"I thought it was quite important to come because Billings, in so many instances, is so far removed from many of the civil rights and human rights issues, with a small population of two to three hundred African-Americans," said Durley. "But Dr. King was not just about African-Americans, he was about changing the values and the culture for all people."

Eran Thompson gave a recitation of part of King's famous speech. After that, Durley challenged students to change the world, emphasizing that one person can make a difference.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:38:44 GMT
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
  • Organ Donations

    Organ Donations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:28:47 GMT
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
  • S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:21:44 GMT
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.