MLK Day of Service January 21, 2013

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an essential character  in the modern era and a central performer in the Civil Rights Movement. His influential lectures and dialogues inspired men and women, young and old, in the United States and all over the world. Not until 1983 was a national holiday created to celebrate Dr. King’s monumental impact and in 1994 Congress designated the MLK Federal Holiday as a national day of service. The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday that is considered a day of service rather than a “day off.”

In Atlanta, home of Martin Luther King, Jr, there are many ways to contribute to the community on this day of service. Enter your zip code into the Find a Project box to learn how you can join the effort to memorialize Dr. King and continue his efforts for equality and justice. How will you answer Dr. King’s still relevant question, “What are you doing for others?”

Posted on January 8, 2013, in Culture, History. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i’ve read this before, but still interesting.

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