Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A day that celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.This federal holiday is observed every third Monday of January. It is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Big Spring has hosted the MLK, Jr. Commemorative March for nearly two decades, but this year it was announced that the march would be postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
In a Facebook post from Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Michael D. Smith, Senior Pastor, stated that although they will not be able to march in-person, they still wanted the message and power of this significant holiday to continue online by everyone sharing personal MLK moments from the past on Social Platforms of your choice.
He also stated, “We look forward to a time when this historical event can again be observed safely lest we forget from whence we’ve come, and that we are better together."
(Photo: MLK, Jr. Commemorative March hosted by Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in 2018)