Old article but still relevant….
Today we observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and reflect upon Dr. King’s message, mission and moral mandate. Much of what transpires today is predictable: Students have no classes, many workers have the day off, and opportunistic corporations will likely have sales in his “honor.” Churches and community centers will hold large and small commemorations and television networks will air their annual Dr. King movies, interviews, and news specials. Some of us will play audio or video clips of Dr. King’s passionately poetic speeches and marvel at his courage, commitment and vision.
Of course, the magnitude of this day is not lost on President Barack Obama whose inauguration ceremony coincides with King’s holiday. According to the Constitution, Presidential inaugurations occur on January 20th. So President Obama…
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