COMMENTARY: ‘Day of Service’ a superficial sham of a way to celebrate MLK Day
Memphis needs justice much more than service, writes Rev. Earle J. Fisher
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher, Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Martin Luther King Day in Memphis (and the nation) has become a sham.
Rev. Earle J. Fisher
There’s nothing wrong with the marches.
The events hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum are fine.
What has become superficial is the spirit and purpose of the “day of service.”
Dr. King Day became a federal holiday in 1983. Eleven years later, in 1994, Congress designated the day as “a national day of service” and assigned the Corporation of National and Community Service with the task of leading the effort.
In 2020, the “day of service” has become a sham. It has been a sham for several years now. (Click On Photo)