GMC kicks off local Dr. King commemorations in big way


It was both a history lesson and a story of perseverance for Georgia Military College students on Friday, as the school hosted Air Force Captain William T. Thompson in the Goldstein Center for Performing Arts.

The assembly was part of GMC's Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations.

According to the school, "On 'Captain T.'s' first day of high school, he was escorted by law enforcement as he took his place in an all-white school in South Carolina. Despite the challenges, Captain T. went on to earn academic and sports honors in high school as well as appointments to two service academies. He was the first African-American from South Carolina to receive an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy which he accepted and became a graduate of."

Meanwhile, GMC seventh graders combined two subjects – math and art – to complete a scaled piece of art honoring King.

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