HSU Student Life Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day at "Selma"

Students at Hardin-Simmons went to see a movie based off of a chronicle of Martin Luther King's march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.


The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday might have been a day off for HSU, but 21 students spent the afternoon watching the movie "Selma" to celebrate and remember its meaning.

Dean of student life Brian Dawson, his family and multicultural coordinator Yessy Juarez organized the event and accompanied the group.

Zac Christian, sophomore English and History double major from Comanche, Texas attended the event and said, “I am a big fan of Dr. King and his views on pacifism.  I thought that going to see Selma would be a wonderful way to celebrate this great man on the day set to honor him.”

Student Life at Hardin-Simmons University is creating more co-curricular multicultural programs in order to better the liberal arts education offered at HSU.

Brian Dawson, Dean of Students said, “Hopefully Selma is a spark to many conversations. I think that is one of the things that education is about. A good liberal arts education sparks some debate and ideas in your mind that you need to go explore.”

Will Hancock, sophomore history major from Plano, Texas said, “This event really brought forth community, fellowship and diverse discussion, all of which encompasses HSU as a whole.”

More information concerning student life events can be found at https://www.hsutx.edu/student-life/


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