MLK Day of Service

WCL commemorated MLK Day of Service with a community reading of excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “The Drum Major Instinct”

 “You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant.”

One of several excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “THE DRUM MAJOR INSTINCT” sermon delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, February 4, 1968, read by AUWCL students, faculty and staff members as part of MLK Day of Service and Community Reading.

The reading kicked off the 2023 MLK Day of Service sponsored by the WCL Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity Relations, Office of Public Interest, and Student Bar Association. After the reading, the volunteers set off to participate in several service projects at new and existing community partners including:

  • Martha’s Table Joyful Food Market at Leckie Educational Campus
  • So Others Might Eat
  • CC Prep
  • N Street Village
  • WCL Campus Garden
  • Jackson-Reed High School
  • Dunbar High School
  • Ballou High School