MLK and Community Service

“Community service is nice, but as you count up your hours this MLK weekend, remember this: Dr. King and the thousands of people he worked alongside did not change America through community service. They did it through strategic analysis, radical community, and direct action. Dr. King did not live and die for community service, he lived and died for justice and freedom. Serve your community, but seek these things actively, justice and freedom, so that we can actually continue his Dream. (Cuz’ it ain’t here yet.) Read his books and sermons, and don’t stop at celebrating how far we’ve come. Do that, and then turn towards how far we have to go.” – Darria Janey Hudson

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