Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Gospel of Action
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Gospel of Action

Martin Luther King Jr, closeup shot
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headshot of Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

That better future is what Dr. King saw on the mountaintop. He did not live to get there with us, but his clarion call to justice lives on. We, as the heirs of the change he sought, can make this holiday a more meaningful one by engaging in civic, community and service projects. We can spend the day doing what Dr. King did for a lifetime: serving others.

But this is about more than a day. Full, unfettered access to voting will not be restored in one day. Police brutality in communities of color will not end in one day. Economic inequality will not be resolved in one day. It will take days, years, decades and perhaps generations, but if we are wedded to the idea of a more perfect union, it is imperative that we continue Dr. King’s long and worthy climb to the mountaintop.

–written by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League


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