In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a law making Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, to be observed annually, on the third Monday in January. As the holiday has come and gone once again, let us remember what Dr. King stood for and fought for. What can we all learn from the life of Dr. King?
John Blake with CNN recently reported on three key moments from King’s life.
If we learn anything from Dr. King’s teaching, it is that he brought racial justice into the mainstream as a fundamental element of American democracy– capable of bridging racial and economic divides. Let’s not let our leaders forget– “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.