Cleveland State's “I Have A Dream” MLK Event Rescheduled For Feb. 20

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Cleveland State Community College invites the public to join the third annual “I Have a Dream” Weekend in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Feb. 20. The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The march has been rescheduled for 3 p.m., and the memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. The weekend of activities was created to honor Dr. King and his efforts of equality within our nation. The college is encouraging the community to come together and give back to others in the spirit of Dr. King. 

“While we are proud to engage the community in this annual event, it is our greatest hope that it will inspire a greater sense of understanding, peace and racial justice throughout the year,” stated Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president. “I could not be happier that the “City with Spirit” has embraced this opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and extend his dream to this community.”

 All participants will meet at the Bradley County Courthouse at 3 p.m. to march downtown.  

The community is encouraged to join the Community Choir in singing songs in celebration at the Broad Street United Methodist Church. 

“Dr. King Day is a day that we reflect and serve. It is a time when we look inside to see if we exemplify the best version of humanity toward each other,” stated Dr. Willie Thomas, assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion at CSCC. “We must always be reminded of Dr. King's message that only love can conquer hate and fear.”

Officials said, "Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Through his activism and inspirational speeches, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. After his assassination, he was memorialized by Martin Luther King Jr. Day."

For any questions regarding this event, contact Dr. Willie Thomas at wthomas01@clevelandstatecc.edu or 423-473-2397.


East Ridge High School Reunion Party Is June 25

Morning Pointe Foundation Announces Nursing Scholarship Awardees From CSCC

Scholarship Honoring James Moreland Aims To Increase Minority Engineering Students At UTC


East Ridge High School Class of 1982 is hosting an all-class reunion party on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Founders Hall at Collegedale Commons. All classmates, teachers and faculty are ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Foundation and Morning Pointe Senior Living announce that Erica Moody and Elizabeth Westmoreland have been selected as the Cleveland State Community College 2022 Morning Pointe ... (click for more)

A scholarship named for Chattanooga community advocate James Moreland is helping fund minority engineering scholarships at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The James Moreland ... (click for more)



Student Scene

East Ridge High School Reunion Party Is June 25

East Ridge High School Class of 1982 is hosting an all-class reunion party on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Founders Hall at Collegedale Commons. All classmates, teachers and faculty are encouraged to attend. The cost is $40 per person. There will be a live DJ, photo booth, ERHS trivia prizes, food buffets, wine, beer and soft drinks. See here for details or @erhs82 ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Foundation Announces Nursing Scholarship Awardees From CSCC

Morning Pointe Foundation and Morning Pointe Senior Living announce that Erica Moody and Elizabeth Westmoreland have been selected as the Cleveland State Community College 2022 Morning Pointe Foundation scholars. The faculty of Cleveland State nominated these students for this scholarship due to their "high grades, skill and dedication in pursuit of a career in nursing." “Cleveland ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Many Citizens At Walker County Meeting Urge Commissioners To Work Out Differences With Chairman Shannon Whitfield

Many citizens attending a packed meeting of the Walker County Commission on Thursday night urged commissioners to work out their differences with Chairman Shannon Whitfield. A number of those who spoke at the lengthy session said they were concerned about the high cost of adding a county manager and the fact there might be expensive turnover in that position. The meeting did ... (click for more)

Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee To Hear Election Challenges, Including County Mayor, On Friday Night By Zoom

The Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee will hear two election challenges from Hamilton County, including one for the county mayor race, by Zoom on Friday night. Sabrena Smedley is challenging the county mayor contest on grounds of many cross-over votes by Democrats that she said helped Weston Wamp win. The Hamilton County Election Commission has certified ... (click for more)

Opinion

Howard Graduates Shined Despite Gang Interruption

I have had many career highlights, but none like the partnership that Lookout Mountain Conservancy has enjoyed with The Howard School for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know hundreds of the students, and I often walk away thinking how fantastic these students are, and yet, how misunderstood. May 20, 2022, is a great example. I attended The Howard School graduation at Finley ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Man And The Tree

During my Morning Readings one day last week I came across an essay that appeared in the Epoch Times on October 27, 2020 entitled ‘The Man’s Pledge.’ It is one of many stories from the newspaper’s readers to its “Dear Next Generation” where the idea is to plant … well, figuratively take a seed pod from an older tree and nurture a seedling that will grow into a new tree. The story ... (click for more)