Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 101.9 Kiss FM will be highlighting some of Dr. King’s memorable civil rights activist’s quotes from his famous “I Have A Dream Speech” on January 18th.  In 2021, Dr. King’s message is still just as important now as it was then.  Join Cricket Wireless and 101.9 Kiss FM as we help keep his dream alive!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was an impeccable leader and became one the most renowned leaders of The Civil Rights movement.  From the Birmingham Campaign, the establishment of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Washington March, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ in 1964, Dr. King’s impact still speaks volumes to this day.  

Dr. King’s legacy has inspired civil rights activists for the past forty years and organizations such as the NAACP have carried on his work on behalf of all people of color and have endeavored to keep his dream alive for future generations.  We can always look to Dr. King’s actions – and, especially his words – to remind us of what we are fighting for and why we must continue to fight.  If we ever get sidetracked or discouraged, we can remember Dr. King’s closing remarks at the NAACP Emancipation Day Rally in 1957:

“I close by saying there is nothing greater in all the world than freedom. It is worth going to jail for. It is worth losing a job for. It is worth dying for. My friends, go out this evening determined to achieve this freedom which God wants for all of His children.”

In honor of Dr. King’s selfless acts of service to bring awareness and justice for all the American people, we ask you to be like Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King and do something for those who cannot.  Click the link to find out ways you can volunteer in your community this MLK Day!

 Find a Volunteer Opportunity | AmeriCorps (nationalservice.gov)

 

Helpful links:

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.The King Center is a 501(c)3. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Learn more about how you can make a difference: https://thekingcenter.org/

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter century. We look forward to your engagement and accomplishments in Dr. King’s memory.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service

 

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