Tom Loewy: Knox College senior talks about love for Galesburg

From the Register-Mail:

Maurice McDavid stood out from the rest of those who lined up for free chilli, cornbread and countless other foodstuffs during Thursday’s free community dinner inside the LULAC building on Second Street. He didn’t stand out because he is Division III football big. Or because he was the only black man — other than Lomac Payton — in a crowd of almost 100.

The 22-year-old Knox College senior projected ease. Confidence. He smiled and extended a hand to strangers. He sat and spoke with a few high school students. He conversed with a woman in Spanish.

One couldn’t help but want to meet the magnet. And after that meeting, one can’t help but pray he stays in this community.