Every January, Not In Our Town honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by sharing the real life stories of people who are applying Dr. King’s principles today. Though the political landscape has changed since the Civil Rights era, his dream that the United States would fulfill its promise of equality has yet to become reality. But Dr. King’s work proves that change is indeed possible in this country.
The communities in Embracing the Dream: Lessons from the Not In Our Town Movement are living proof of that — town by town, school by school, they demonstrate that change is happening. Watch their stories below.
What will you do this Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 21 - to Embrace the Dream?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. locks arms with his aides as he leads a march of several thousands on March 17, 1965 in Montgomery, Ala. (Credit: AP)
Not In Our Town provides Three Simple Action Steps:
2) Join a local service project or Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday march
3) Share the videos on social media and with your school, business or house of worship. Use the hashtags #MLKDay and #EmbraceTheDream
2. Embracing Differences (Patchogue, NY, 2010)
Embracing the Dream is availalbe on DVD! You can purchase this DVD below.