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GMC to Host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

GMC to Host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Georgia Military College is proud to host a celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, January 18th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Goldstein Center for Performing Arts on GMC’s Milledgeville campus.

Albert Jackson Jr., the first African American graduate of Georgia Military College, will be the guest speaker at the event. After graduating from J. F. Boddie High School in Milledgeville, Jackson enrolled in Georgia Military College with the Corps of Cadets from 1965-1967, when he received an Associate Degree. He later went on to Morehouse College in the fall of 1967, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, with a Minor in Physics. He later received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina.

After graduating, Jackson went on to have a successful career in Computer Programming and Information Technology in both South Carolina and Georgia. Now retired, Jackson resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Reflecting on his time at Georgia Military College, Jackson says he feels that GMC and Dr. King shared the same vision for equality.

“Being the first African American to attend GMC, General William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, thought it would be good for today’s students to hear about my journey,” Jackson said. “I think it’s important for students to understand the past in order to appreciate the present. Dr. King’s role in getting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted has had a huge impact in our nation. King gave his life so that all people might have a better life. He wanted to see the day when everyone would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Building men and women of character is in the DNA of Georgia Military College.”

Below are details for GMC’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony:

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019
TIME: 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Goldstein Center for Performing Arts on GMC’s Milledgeville campus
COST: Free

We hope you can join us next Friday for this public, free event as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.