Learn a little about why we celebrate Martin Luther King Day here in the US.
Here in the US, today is designated Martin Luther King Day. Dr. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. With his birthday being January 15th, his work and legacy is recognized on the third Monday in January and is considered a day of service and and celebration of his life’s work.
Dr. King devoted his life to words and actions to encourage the acceptance of all races as being equal and while he led with his Christian beliefs in nonviolence and compassion, he himself was often the target of physical harm, imprisonment and eventually was assassinated.
Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most iconic speeches in American history and is seen as a defining moment in this country’s civil rights movement.
Dr. King’s work was so significant that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
We may still have some distance to go to fully realize Dr. King’s dream but certainly without his work, we would be in a much different place today. And as a company and a family who sees everyone as HUMAN first, we do recognize this celebrated man on this day.