This past August marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered during the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”
On Monday, January 16, our nation will celebrate the legacy of this American hero, who fought successfully for civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. And while school and many institutions will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Americans are widely encouraged to treat Monday as “a day on, not a day off.”
Visit the “MLK Jr. Day of Service” webpage http://mlkday.gov/ for ideas on how you can serve in your own community and help bring about the type of social change that Dr. King dreamed of.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy your “day off “from school, but try to have a “day on” in your community.