January 16, 2007
Happy Birthday, Dr. King
My cousin, Ajuan Mance, provided some insightful thoughts on today's MLK holiday in her 'Black on College' blog. I imagine that the holiday and the memory of the man is different for everyone. He died when I was nine years old. My memory of him is based primarily on books, movies and television. I have made presentations to African American groups on MLK in the past.
However, I join with Ajuan in wondering if there are too many of us that take his memory and this particular holiday for granted? Personally, I plan to head downtown and visit the National Underground Freedom Railroad Center today. That will be my personal way to make this more than simply an 'off day'.