Waterville Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Annual Community Breakfast

Published: Jan. 15, 2018 at 5:23 PM EST
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It was the 32nd year for the Martin Luther King community breakfast in Central Maine.

Co-sponsored by the Waterville Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations, community members gathered Monday morning to listen to live music and hear from Colby College President David Greene.

Greene talked about his life in Chicago and the racism he witnessed then and now.

He stressed the importance of ensuring that everyone has access to quality education.

Colby College covers the cost for students from low-income families attending the school so that economic restrictions do not deprive capable students of higher education.

"Every family with an income of $60,000 or under who are admitted to Colby, they can come without any expected parent contribution, no loans, no expected parent contribution. That's half the country, more than half of Maine who'll be eligible for that," said Greene.

He also challenged the community to be more accepting and open to everyone with good intentions.