Whether you’re reflecting on humanity, honoring a great life, or resolving to continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, today means something to you.
Why is Dr. King’s legacy still relevant?
- With the evolving social standards, we’ve seen just the past decade usher in marriage equality, the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and an African-American President. Without the grown work laid by civil rights activists lead by Dr. King, these advances might not have been possible.
- Racism continues to be a hot button issue today. Since social media has made sharing personal accounts, videos, and news articles easy and more accessible to the masses, they often go viral and raise questions. It’s having the courage to address those concerns that Dr. King strongly advocated for.
- One message Dr. King drove home was the need to combat hatred with love. We can’t give hate a chance to prosper. These are tumultuous times worldwide, and it’s important not to get caught up in hatred from any perspective.
While I feel these barely scratch the surface, they’re what resonate with me today. While the world a a whole faces darkness and violence, reflection is much needed. It’s important that we look to great leaders, past and present, to draw from their inspiration. Who better to follow than MLK?