6 ways to Celebrate MLK Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated all over the world for his amazing work in social justice. His actions and words are still felt to this day.
6 ways to Celebrate MLK Day With Acts of Service
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1. WHAT LESSONS FROM DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CAN WE LEARN IN 2022?

Take a look at our vault of incredible podcasts, articles and interviews that discuss the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. here.

2. LISTEN TO: ARE WE MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS RACIAL EQUITY?

Dr. Yohuru Williams from the University of St. Thomas joins Cory for a great conversation about the progress made towards reaching racial equity and America and the legacies of Black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Sidney Poitier.

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3. TAKE A LISTEN TO THESE FOUR PODCASTS THAT HIGHLIGHT SOCIAL
​​​​​​ AND RACIAL JUSTICE

It Was Said: A limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history.
My Fugitive: Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve on May 5, 1970, the day an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground.
Good Ancestor Podcast: An interview series with Change-Makers and Culture-Shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor.
Silence Is Not An Option: America is in crisis right now. A lot of people want to help, but have no idea where to start.

4. CELEBRATE MLK DAY WITH ACTS OF SERVICE

Most of us know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated on the third Monday of January each year, honors a great civil rights leader. What you may not know is that it is also the only federal holiday designated by Congress as a national day of service.

According to the Office of Civil Rights, service projects can meet a tangible need, such as fixing up a school or senior center in your area, or it can help build a sense of community. Check out some of the ways you can perform an act of service today:

·      Sending a meal to someone in need through a meal delivery service

·       Serving as a virtual mentor

·       Donating money to a charitable cause

·       Donating essential items.

Check out more ways you can perform acts of services here.

5. TEACH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COWORKERS ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND MLK DAY

Did you know that The third Monday in January falls close to MLK’s birthday but obviously the moving holiday doesn’t land right on it. The pioneering minister was born on January 15, 1929. Find out more fascinating facts about MLK Day here.

6. CHECK OUT THESE INCREDIBLE MOVIES ALL ABOUT THE MOVEMENT

Selma - 2014

Mississippi Burning - 1988

Freedom On My Mind - 1994

The Butler - 2013

The Long Walk Home - 1990

To Kill a Mockingbird - 1962

King in the Wilderness - 2018

For more information on how to watch these movies click here.

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