Every year, Americans join like-minded folks across the country in honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. who was arguably the civil rights movement’s best-known speaker and protector. This Baptist minister’s goal was to actively convince the U.S. government to end legalized segregation with changes to federal and state law. His strategy was using nonviolence and civil disobedience to create awareness and a change of heart towards racial inequality.
Indeed, he did change the hearts and minds of many with his widely broadcasted and legendary, “I have a dream” and “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speeches, making him a beloved eloquent and historical orator. In 1983, Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into law as an official public holiday, and the country first observed this auspicious day three years later.
You can use this day, Monday, January 18th, to learn about Dr. King’s life, mission and accomplishments. If you want to be more hands-on, you can volunteer for a cause MLK Jr. would have supported.
You can also join us on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 5 pm for the 22nd Annual MLK Celebration Event (it is free and open to the public) as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King. Because of the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual and hosted on Zoom as people continue to fight for equality across the country. If this Annual MLK Celebration Event sounds interesting to you, we invite you to register here: https://csus.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216083102935/WN_-8BNGu6zQMCB3MjztKlwdw
We can ALL make a difference!