Martin Luther King Day passed this week on Monday 20th January, proving that The Dream still resonates with people far and wide.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who would not accept the world around him. He stood up to be counted and united people under a banner of love to fuel change in his society. He was a Man of Action and Martin Luther King Day has always been a day to reflect on the man and what he stood for. In honour of this, yesterday was billed as ‘a day on, not a day off’, despite being a US Federal holiday.
People were encourage to work with the passion of Martin Luther King to improve their communities. US President Barack Obama and his family served food in a Washington soup kitchen and throughout the US communities gathered to hear topical speeches and walk in parades.
All this acts a focal point. During tough times, it’s important to remember why Martin Luther King took action. To champion character over colour. Love over hate. Protest over violence. Freedom over oppression. Equality over discrimination.
He was a Man of Action and this week reminds us all to stand up. To be counted. To take action.