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After over a decade of moving forward her husband’s legacy and strategy of nonviolence, in 1984, Mrs. Coretta Scott King watched President Reagan sign a bill into law to create a federal holiday to honor her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A decade later, the holiday became the first federal service holiday, with President Clinton signing into law that the day be focused on citizen action volunteer service.

Consistent with Martha Berry’s motto, “not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” Be Love Week is a weeklong campaign where the Berry College community mobilizes our good neighbor culture to serve in the Rome community. The week begins on MLK Day with a community gathering that honors the life and mission of Dr. King, and a week of service and partnership from various groups on campus follows. Being a good neighbor is putting love into action. We hope you’ll help us advance our culture of belonging outside of the Berry gates and join us for Be Love Week.


MLK Day Gathering

female speaker in front of congregation




Inky Johnson

Inky Johnson on stage




Community Luncheon

group of girls having lunch at a round table




Service Projects

group of female students packing food items in bags




Cultural Events

two males at a table for a talking panel




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