How Do You Celebrate Martin Luther King Day?
Martin Luther King Jr. helped millions of people in the fight for racial equality. Find out how you can commemorate the life of this great civil rights leader, whose work and words inspired many. Read up on King’s life. If you don’t have the time to read a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., you can at least go on the web to gather the pertinent historical facts: his protest against the Montgomery, Alabama bus laws in 1955; his March on Washington in 1963; his assassination in 1968. For extra credit, brush up on Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience,” which inspired the Reverend in his non-violent civil rights campaign. Go to church. Martin Luther King’s faith helped him persevere through hard times, and if the man were alive today, he’d probably be delighted if everyone attended a place of worship in his honor. Check your local church to see if it’s having a special MLK service, and if you have any kids, bring them along for at least a couple of hours (odds are they’ll lea