During the month of January, our nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement, he worked tirelessly to nonviolently end racial segregation and discrimination in America.
One of the many ways Martin Luther King, Jr. brought about change in our nation was by advocating for equal voting rights for all African Americans. He believed the right to vote is sacred. After years of facing immense hardships, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s determination, courage and leadership led to the Voting Rights Act becoming a law in 1965.
This year as we remember Martin Luther King, Jr., may we also reflect and be thankful for our voting rights.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.