MLK Day Celebrates 30 Years of Remembrance

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“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate 30 years since MLK Day was observed for the first time on January 20th, 1986. We celebrate in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts for racial equality and the legacy he left behind.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a time when the hashtags “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” live and spark such controversy online and in the media, it is important for society to take a step back and reflect on the hardships this civil rights leader endured in his fight for equality amongst races and against racial segregation.

Known for his nonviolent activism and bravery to stand up for what he felt was right, MLK’s legacy is forever remembered and continuously recognized year after year.

Join Cliché Magazine as we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. after 30 years of remembrance this MLK Day!

To find an event happening in your neighborhood, head over to MLKday.gov to search their seemingly endless list of activities, or follow them on Twitter @MLKday for news and updates all day long.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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