King Day 2011, “Why Are People Not Supporting Like They Use To”?



Today  I had the opportunity to attend the “King Day” festivities on  Auburn Ave in Atlanta ,GA.I must say that although it was a great experience, I was kind of disappointed in the fact that the people don’t support MLK Day like they used too. I had the chance to speak with Martin Luther King III as well as his sister, Bernice King who was out keeping there family legacy alive. I also had the opportunity to speak with one of my mentors, and homies Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. They were just finishing their speeches for the annual “King Day” Celebration.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. 1983, was the year the bill for king Day was placed into law in and was first observed on January 20, 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. Check out the pics.


  1. There could be several factors as to why most people weren’t out participating. The weather might be one and the other is all of the issues the Kings have had in the past with their public fighting. I think many people were disappointed with how the children of Martin Luther King Jr we handling his legacy. One thing that you don’t do is air out your family issues for the public to see.

  2. We still act like we in bondage with the signs and the marching every year.Its only us marching. We are free and have rights well some rights now in 2011. We should celebrate MLK day with celebration not bondage from the past like we do year after year.

  3. I think dr.king day is slowly disapearin nobody really talks bout it nemore its sad we still dont truly have equal rights its a hidden now


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