Take a day on, not a day off

Had the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived, he would have turned 84 years old Jan. 15. In celebration of his birthday, the federal government created the MLK Day of Service to encourage Americans to “take a day on, not a day off” and spur volunteers to action in memory of King’s life.

At Cornell, Africana librarian Eric Acree created the MLK LibGuide to help people learn more about King’s legacy. It includes relevant primary sources and a rare video clip from a 1967 interview with King on the civil rights movement. It begins, “I make my decisions on the basis of my moral commitment.”



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