‘Day of Service’ a superficial sham of a way to celebrate MLK Day by Dr. Earle J. Fisher

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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)

Let No Man Pull You Low Enough To Hate Him – Martin Luther King Jr.

Some folk have done some things to me but I can honestly say I don’t hate them. I always let the Lord use me and I do my part and he does the rest. He has never failed me. When I look back at folk who have done me wrong for no fault of mines, I tell it and they can feel it. I could give some names but I know and they know so that’s enough. Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

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