I’d like to take a moment to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not only was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the pinnacle of non-violent activism for the civil rights movement; he is a keystone pillar of equal rights even when times like the present don’t seem like it’s getting any better. His words are still inspiring, his “I Have A Dream” speech rings clearly through everyone’s ears in times of valor, sadness and even in unrest. I know as an African American I would not be where I am today without the roads that were paved by the nonsovereign times of those before me. Today isn’t just about having the day off or work or celebrating some sale that is being bolstered in the media. It’s about reflection and recognition of the past and trying to figure out in these trying times how not to repeat it…or continue living in it.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or The King Holiday, check out the thekingcenter.org.