MLK Day 2018

January 15, 2018

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018.

Since the days of the Civil Rights Movement from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s, we have come a long way, but there is still much work to be done to eradicate injustice and make the American dream a reality for all.

There are many services and events across the state commemorating MLK Day.

At the State Capitol, the Connecticut Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission will honor three people and hold the 32nd Annual Bell Ringing of the Liberty Bell beginning at 11 a.m.

The three people will be given the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Distinction Award. They are: Lisa Tepper Bates, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness; Evelyn B. Green, who has used her skills as a librarian and certified archivist to work with cultural history groups, her church and other organizations; and JoAnn H. Price, an investment company executive who has also played an important role to improve higher education and support arts and cultural organizations.

Music will be performed by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Choir.

As you go about your day, I hope you'll take a moment to reflect on the many valuable lessons imparted to us by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the need for equality and justice for all.