The University of Nebraska at Kearney hosted its second annual MLK Day of Service on Thursday in the Nebraskan Student Union.
More than 100 people were in attendance for the keynote address featuring former state Sen. Ernie Chambers, who shared his passion for public service, social justice and equality. The longest-serving state senator in Nebraska history, Chambers represented North Omaha for 46 years.
The UNK community also honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service by creating 600 personal hygiene care packages for those in need. The care packages will be distributed through the Loper Pantry, as well as Crossroads Mission Avenue and Kearney Jubilee Center.
PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS