Authored By: Iris Garrett
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day for celebration, not only of the man for which the holiday is named after, but of the lasting impact that man made on our country, and an impact we should never forget.
Without his efforts, those of Dr. Martin Luther King, our society could still be crippled by injustice, intolerance and inequality, rather than addressed with Dr. King’s courage, compassion, and unconditional love. Our country owes much to Dr. Martin Luther King, because he was more than just an extraordinary man, he was a champion for change.
Change, however, does not always come easy; and during the civil rights movement, this was especially true. Yet, despite the hardship, Dr. King had a vision for our divided country to press on and prevail. He had a dream that included freedom for all. Today, more than ever, we honor that dream, for it is what will bring us together as the united, multiracial nation Dr. King intended for us to be.
Advocate Capital is thankful for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the actions he took to achieve racial justice and equality. Dr. King was a voice when we desperately needed someone to speak up, and an advocate when we desperately needed change. We hope that you join us in commemorating his life and legacy today, but also remember his lasting impact on this country every day of the year.
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