I remember the day Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on Nov. 2, 1983. “This is not a black holiday; it is a people’s holiday,” said Coretta Scott King.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived out his faith in the public eye, and as he served others and advocated for justice, he left a model for us today. All these years later, the holiday can be viewed as just another day off for some, but it is still a day full of hope. This holiday gives people of faith a collective chance to step up our game, to reflect and do something, to roll up our sleeves.
How do you honor King’s memory?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Valora K Starr. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday that honors the civil rights leader. Born on this date, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
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