We remember Dr. King also as a husband, father, friend, and fierce advocate for the betterment of all people, and remember the injustices that he fought. It is a day to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe, as well as the work that still needs to be done for racial equality.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the King Day of Service, established in 1994, to encourage community service by all Americans.
MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
Even though the pandemic is still with us, Americans are encouraged to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recommit to advancing the causes of social justice by serving their neighbors and communities. By working together, we can provide solutions to both our national and local problems, including equal rights for all Americans.
Consider honoring Dr. King’s life, work and global vision by making a commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of people every day.