Students Serve to Honor King

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Helping handicapped people ride horses, doing ground maintenance at the zoo or just visiting with a senior citizen. These were among the hundreds of acts of kindness performed in the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Senior sociology major Byron Lee assessed the crowd as he handed out free T-shirts for the 8th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day sponsored by the University of Tampa's Peace Volunteer Center.

More than 100 students reported before 8 a.m. in 40 degree temperatures to spend the day doing for others.

It was important to UT freshman Nicole Robinson to keep alive King's legacy of service to others. Her grandparents and great aunts attended King's last speech in Memphis shortly before the civil rights leader was shot and killed.

Robinson volunteered at Hudson Manor, an assisted living facility for older people, because she hoped to learn something from people who were alive when King was.

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