How To Spend MLK Day Honoring The Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy

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The current election in Georgia could bring the state to a crossroads. Here, people come to remember MLK at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

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atlanta-02-4-web.jpg

The current election in Georgia could bring the state to a crossroads. Here, people come to remember MLK at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

Steven Davy/The World

How To Spend MLK Day Honoring The Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy

If you’re checking your calendars for the next federal holiday, you know that this coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr Day. And for some people, MLK Day isn’t so much a day off as it is a chance to roll up their sleeves and get to work in their neighborhood.

In honor of the late civil rights leader, MLK Day has become a national day of service, when millions of people nationwide take part in volunteer projects in their communities.

On what would’ve been King’s 90th birthday, Morning Shift checks in with a few folks in and around Chicago about what their organizations have planned for MLK Day, and how listeners can sign up to be a volunteer.

GUESTS:

Scott MacFarland, executive director for Serve Illinois

Rebeca Nieves Huffman, Executive Director for City Year Chicago

Chris Skrable, interim director of the University of Chicago’s University Community Service Center

LEARN MORE:

City Year (Chicago)

Serve Illinois

University of Chicago’s University Community Service Center