In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday in honor of Dr. King. Honoring a man who gave his life pursuing racial justice could still not be more important today.
This year, we honor Dr. King by acknowledging that although we have made progress, his work is far from finished. We must continue work for equality, justice, and dignity for all people.
Some of his words can us guide us:
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation”.
This year may we all be moved to become part of the solution to racism in America and reflect upon how we ourselves, as individuals, can make that happen.