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Students end MLK Day with candlelight vigil

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At the end of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candlelight illuminated the crowd who gathered at LSU’s Memorial Tower to celebrate and remember the life of the civil rights activist.

"All the words and actions that he has done has led to the standards and the place we're in right now," said Altony Hall, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at LSU. "So we have to continue to reiterate his vision so we can continue to push his vision forward." 

NPHC, an organization of historically African-American fraternities, organized the memorial service. 

The event included speakers and a reciting of King’s pledge for non-violence. Among the things expressed in the pledge is a dedication to service and prayer. 

For Hall, the yearly event is a way to connect this generation of students to the past and its lessons. 

"We want to continue to push his peaceful vision that we as a people can continue to progress and grow as a community overall," said Hall. 

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