Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a man of compassion and dedication. He reminded us all that “human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability,” and that “the time is always ripe to do right.” He told us that we are all created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We should all be committed to honoring Dr. King’s legacy. That means recognizing the human dignity in everyone. It means protecting the right to vote. It means ensuring that everyone is "not judged on the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

As we remember Dr. King on his birthday, let us remember his legacy that still lives on, and the challenge that remains.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
— The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At The King Center, we refer to [Martin Luther King, Jr. Day] as a day on not a day off. It’s not a day to hang out at the park or pull out the barbecue grill. It’s a day to do something to help someone else. That can be as simple as delivering someones trash or picking up the newspaper for the elderly lady who can’t get to the end of the driveway. Bottom line is you’re doing something to benefit someone other than yourself. That’s the proper way to remember my uncle and the proper way to celebrate The King Holiday.
— Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Nephew

Joshua Campbell

Founder & CEO, Campbell’s Websites, LLC.