This Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Corporation for National & Community Service is encouraging Americans "to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service." Below is information from their website about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and how you can serve this year. Explore the projects planned in your area or consider planning a project of your own. How will you honor Dr. King this year?
What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.
Dr. King was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and died on April 4, 1968. He had gone to Memphis to help lead sanitation workers in a protest against low wages and intolerable working conditions.