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Observing the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Observing the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are a number of meaningful ways to observe the day dedicated to a modern American hero. Here are just a few.

1. Visit a bookstore or public library to pick up a copy of Dr. King’s biography or a biographical video and read or watch it.

2. Participate in a walk or march for peace. Dr. King was the apostle of non-violence. To commemorate his legacy of non-violence, many communities hold walks or marches which recall Dr. King’s participation in the 1965 march for racial equality and justice from Selma, Ala. to the state capital of Montgomery.

3. Participate in the national day of service on January 18th. This annual event is timed to coincide with the national holiday dedicate to Dr. King and established by President Ronald Reagan. Most communities schedule service events in which you can participate. Look for one.

4. Attend a church service in honor of Dr. King. At a time when America needed spiritual guidance Martin Luther King, Jr. was America’s pastor. Contact houses of worship in your community to see what they have planned. America is again in need of spiritual guidance. Perhaps Dr. King will again pastor us on January 18th.

Many thanks to Latin Times for its lead on this important subject.