Happy MLK Jr. Day, What Are You Doing To Celebrate?
"The time is always right to do the right thing." -- Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay
Earlier today I kicked off Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Memorial Observance at the Egg. A great day to remember someone who impacted society forever and what we can do today to impact the change that we would like to see in the world.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan officially declared Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday. Today many of us were given a day off to remember his legacy. Dr. Martin Luther King was the face behind the civil rights movement that has shaped America for decades. After he was murdered by our federal government (yes I said it and most people know this to be true), not a lot of people see the change MLK dreamed about. Some of us are still experiencing those racial divides and struggles when it comes to employment, housing and equal rights.
It is always great to dream, but what are we as a people, as a human race doing to make sure that peace can be had for all despite the color of our skin in 2020. The racial tension has been intense since President Obama’s presidential term came to an end. He tweeted: “Every so often, I re-read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. While some of the injustices may have changed, his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, and tests of conscience still reverberate today.” Never read Dr. King’s letter?
Here it is now so we all can reflect as a people: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/02/letter-from-birmingham-jail/552461/
How will you be celebrating MLK today?