A Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

At NEOMED, as across the nation, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was honored on the federal holiday Monday, Jan. 17. 

When The Pulse asked readers to reflect on the question, “What does MLK Day mean to you?,” NEOMED’s Black/Latinx Employee Resource Group responded:

When we think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we think of his work during his later years with the Poor People’s Campaign. This is a quote from 1967. It provides a moment of reflection and makes us question if we, as a society, have come very far from where we were in 1967.

“We have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society. We are still called upon to give aid to the beggar who finds himself in misery and agony on life's highway. But one day, we must ask the question of whether an edifice which produces beggars must not be restructured and refurbished. That is where we are now.”

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