Reflecting on MLK's message, and moving forward

Updated: January 18, 2021 07:40 PM
Created: January 18, 2021 12:04 PM

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, you may be wondering what you can do to honor his legacy of civil rights.

Carl Crawford, the Human Rights Officer for Duluth, shared, "I really think one of the greatest opportunities is to listen to the words of Dr. King on this day. And having that dialogue with your family and friends. Asking, am I becoming a drum major for peace."

It's also about reflecting on the idea that Dr. King had about bringing us together. "Since we're so divided right now, or it may feel that way. The whole concept of loving thy neighbor is so far away, hopefully we can find ways to mend and get rid of those fences and get to know our neighbors," Crawford said.

The pandemic has made it difficult to come together and heal after the pain that swept across the world after George Floyd's death. Still, Crawford said you can make connections and show compassion.

Kids can be encouraged to draw a picture and show their parents or loved ones how they see the world. "Use your imagination, and have conversations about inclusivity and diversity."


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