Join the thousands of people around the country who will be honoring the legacy of America’s most respected civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! King advocated education, service, and non-violent protesting as a way to overcome hate; so attend a lecture, volunteer for community service, participate in a parade.
History of MLK Day of Service In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a National Day of Service, calling for “a day on, not a day off.” This call to service asks Americans from all walks of life to come together to honor Dr. King and work together to provide solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.
This MLK Weekend, join with Together We Will USA to participate in events and community services activities in communities across the country.
Many cities have a full weekend of activities planned to honor Dr. King – marches, parades, special educational events, and volunteering opportunities. Your local city hall may have information on the locations for these events or there may be an event nearby to you on our member compiled list.
Are you excited to see what a Day of Service is like? Check out this storify featuring many of President Obama’s Cabinet members serving:
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” MLK
“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.” MLK