Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

My 6 year-old son came home from Kindergarten yesterday and asked me why Dr. King marched in the streets and why he went to jail.  In the wake of the President’s hateful comments, I tried hard to explain the history of race-relations in America and highlight the progress that has been made.  Quickly, however, the conversation with my kids turned into a discussion of how America is a living and breathing experiment in democracy and that we still have much work to do.

MLK Day on Monday falls a week before the anniversary of the Women’s March–the largest protest in America’s history and the spark that ignited the Resistance. Chapter 2:  Resistance in the Streets goes live on that anniversary next week.  In the meantime,  as we celebrate , remember that Dr. King’s legacy lives on in right here and right now.