Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated over 50 years ago, his message of racial unity and justice resonates today as it did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the turbulent and blood-soaked 1960s. In addition, Dr. King’s message and life touched everyone in its own unique and individual way. As we celebrate MLK Day, a few Sound team members shared their thoughts recently about what the holiday on January 18 means to them. Special thanks to Kevin Cox, Jennifer Teehan, Sasheem Silkiss-Hero, and Alex Baclaan Jr. for sharing their thoughts:
Keeping the Dream Alive this MLK Day
If he were alive today, what would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. say about what is happening in America? That thought is something to reflect on as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on January 15 and the federal holiday on January 18. Also known as MLK Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday was designated as a Federal Holiday in 1986, and each year people of all backgrounds discuss the relevance and resonance of his message of racial unity and social justice. Because of Covid, many events have been canceled. However, below are links to local activities and online presentations that commemorate Dr. King’s legacy. In addition, check out the award-winning film, Selma, which chronicles the life of this American icon and his resounding influence on the civil rights movement of the 1950s – 1960s, as well as in the present time.
Here are the links to activities and resources:
Enjoy the award-winning film about the life of Dr. King: