Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day Archives

“This Is A Time For…Positive Action.”

January 20, 2022

On January 17, 2022 our nation remembered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme issues of racism, injustice against the Black community, and the fight against the rise of fascism that has led to unrest… [Read More]

The meaning of The Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday holiday in 2022

January 20, 2022

By Douglas Haynes Vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine Monday, January 18, 2022 marked the 36th anniversary of the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the holiday is a deserving tribute to King for… [Read More]

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National King Holiday

January 20, 2022

For those of you who lived during Dr. King’s lifetime, the national holiday on January 17th is an annual assessment day. As some make New Year’s resolutions, people of my era reflect, remember, and revisit how well we are living the “Dream.” Have I given my children reasons to remember the life and journey of… [Read More]

Urban League partnership lights Hoan Bridge to honor Dr. King

January 21, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, The Milwaukee Urban League in partnership with the Light the Hoan Collective lit the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge in red, green and black from sunset to 2:00 a.m. in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The bridge is used as a symbol of pride and unity for the… [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘dream’ is important now more than ever

January 14, 2021

“Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 18, 2021 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme issues of racism, injustice against the… [Read More]

YMCA marks 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Breakfast

January 23, 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the YMCA of metro Milwaukee presented their 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Breakfast for the first time ever at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. There were more than 900 community leaders in attendance. As part of the celebration the three student 1st place winners from the… [Read More]