Photos by Holly McCray

On Jan. 16, Cameron Campus Ministry (CCM) and Cameron University marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the 28th year. At 21 sites throughout Lawton, 400-plus volunteers performed service projects; one group worked at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. That evening, banquet headliner was Andrew Young, who worked with Dr. King. Young has been mayor of Atlanta, a Congressman, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "The problems of the world can be solved very simply when we break bread together," Young said. "When we deal with problems without violence, we (solve) them quicker. Take one step at a time, and you never can imagine how far you can go." From left, meeting Young are Bishop Robert and Dee Hayes and Glenn Harris, who chairs the Oklahoma Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CORR). The commission donated 25 banquet tickets to young people. Award presenters that evening were CCM co-director Galeda Jones and Mark Ashton, a member of Centenary UMC. Rev. Jones, right, honors Cameron student Derrick Smith as one of the winners of the ecumenical campus ministry’s MLK essay contest.

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