Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
On November 3rd of 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill declaring the third Monday of every January as civil rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr., day. It was established in honor of his January 15th birthday. This American federal holiday was first celebrated in 1986.
What’s a holiday without a parade?
Did you know that Tulsa holds one of the largest MLK parades in the entire United States to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
This year’s 2016 parade theme is “One Race: The Human Race”. It is taking place today at 11:00 a.m. on the following route. Be sure and bundle up if you’re headed in that direction! It’s BRRR cold out there!
Doctor. Reverend. Martin Luther King stood for justice. Equality. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for being the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. And ironically he was assassinated.
I encourage each of you today to take a moment, and bow your head in honor of Dr. King. A man of great faith. With a dream. A dream to end all racism. A man after God’s own heart.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Love and laughter,