This month, America honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As we look around today, we see manifestations of that legacy in the form of stronger, more diverse communities, in the continued fight for equality, and in the opportunities and relationships that connect those who were once kept separate. While we have come far, there is much more to be done.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day honors Dr. King’s life, his dream, and the values he urged our nation to uphold: racial and social justice, peace, and community. May Dr. King’s enduring dream continue to uplift and transform our lived experience to bring unity and healing to our great nation.
It is time we see ourselves as Americans, not as African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Swedish-, Dutch-, German-, Indian-Americans but, simply, as Americans.