This past Monday we observed Dr. Martin Luther King Day, an annual holiday celebrating the life of a visionary who not only fought for the inequities in this ccountry but expressed the hope he had for the future of this nation. Dr. Kings Civil Rights movement ignited a flame in this country that continues to burn for justice, equity and community. His message not only inspired the communities he petitioned for, he inspired those who wanted to contribute to a brighter future. Fifty– two years after the death of King there is evidence that his work was not in vain. While the country has experienced civil and political uunrest in the past year, History is continuing to be made. Following MLK Day the Presidential Inauguration took place January 20, 2021 where formerly Senator Kamalah Harris became the 1st Woman of Color to occupy the seat of Vice President of the United Staes of America.
When children ask about Dr. King and his work it’s imperative that we teach his message of unity. Together the nation is capable of making the decision to see color and understand what it means for a young school girl to see Vice President Harris and say “that can be me, I can do that!”.We are witnessing people from different backgrounds and lifestyles choose to continue his work. Although the full extent of Kings dream has yet to be actualized, progress is being made. President Biden and Vice President Harris are an example of people from different cultures and backgrounds choosing to work together for the betterment of our country. Moments like these remind us to continue our advocacy efforts for our children. As always we want to provide refrences for you and your family to honor Dr. King, as well as hold the new administration accountable to this countries children:
To ensure every child in Durham enters school ready to succeed, we lead community strategies for children birth to age 5 and their families that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care.
Jim & Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center
1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 100
Durham, NC 27703
Phone number: (919) 403-6960
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