Why is it important to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on January 21, 2008
“Because of his role in helping us achieve equity in the United States, and also because it reminds us that there is still work to be done.”
“Because he was brave enough to stand up and demand equality for African-Americans. And the people who were violent to him, he showed them peace.”
“He sparked the civil rights revolution and brought people in America together to fight racism.”
“He was a wonderful American who was the face of peace in the civil rights movement. He’s an excellent role model, and I think every American benefits from the work he did.”