Today, Jan. 15 is MLK Jr. Day, where we honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through his work as a civil rights leader, Dr. King was a champion of Free Expression, fighting against an oppressive system and country that tried to silence him.
IFEP is built around advocating for free expression, and we are inspired every day by leaders like Dr. King who dedicated their lives to this advocacy.
Dr. King was arrested 29 times including his arrest for disobeying police orders, holding prayer vigils, protesting and other trumped up charges. He spoke out against oppression, risking arrest and putting his life in danger for a cause he so strongly believed in.
Here are some things to do today to honor his memory:
Watch and analyze one of MLK’s speeches, many are available on YouTube.
Do some research! Visit your local library and check out a book about the Civil Rights Movement.
Participate and volunteer in your local community.
Today is a day to reflect on the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his life by acknowledging the work we must continue to do.