Karsten Hass, a third-year student at the college, echoed Banda’s comments.
“Oh yeah, I’d definitely say Martin Luther King’s message still has relevance today,” Hass said of the importance of keeping King’s legacy alive for future generations. “We talk about him a lot, but I think we’ve kind of toned him down a bit over the years. So I think bringing up what he had to say, and really digging in and bringing to light again what was going on and what he was fighting for, is so important. Because the reality is, a lot of what he was talking about is still going on today. So yeah, his message is definitely still relevant.”