THE DREAM LIVES ON: Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

America celebrates Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Established in 1983, this federal holiday recognizes the life, work and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people think of Dr. King as a champion of the African-American community, but the fact is, he was champion for all communities. His dream of equality and social justice  inspired people all over the world to stand up for their rights and the rights of others, ultimately leading to the women’s movement, the anti-apartheid movement, the animal rights movement, movements for economic justice and the fight for LGBT rights,… Read More

“I Have a Dream.”

Edison Offices salutes Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his most famous speech. The New York  Times Aug. 28, 2013 CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech By MICHIKO KAKUTANI He began slowly, with magisterial gravity, talking about what it was to be black in America in 1963 and the “shameful condition” of race relations a hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Unlike many of the day’s previous speakers, he did not talk about particular bills before Congress or the marchers’ demands. Instead, he situated the civil rights movement within the broader landscape of history… Read More