Taking the Baton: Carrying & Honoring the Legacy of Dr. King
Written by Afterparty South on 20 January 2020
Even in 2020, Dr. King’s message resounds as loud now as it did in his lifetime. With regular assaults on civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, minorities’ rights, now is the time is take the baton that Dr. King extended to us and continue the race. While we have made strides, it’s never enough; there’s always more that can be done.
As we celebrate the remarkable life and achievements of one of the greatest leaders and orators in our history, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s important to not only remember his words and actions within the context of his life but how those very words and actions still hold relevance today and ring true in the hearts and the minds of citizens all over the world.
As time marches on and things undoubtedly change for the better, so many remnants from our nation’s ugly past are resistant to change, making Dr. King’s life and legacy just as poignant. As the U.S. celebrates a national hero and many of us enjoyed a day off, let’s not forget the causes that Dr. King held so dear that he was willing to give his life for to leave a blueprint for generations to come. Though he accomplished much in his life and continues to do so even in death, there’s still so much we can all do to fulfill his vision.
Take a listen to his “Where Do We Go From Here” speech and feel inspired on this MLK Day.