Tri-County MLK Coalition Incorporated celebrates Dr. King virtually
MARYLAND – The Tri-County MLK Coalition Incorporated celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. virtually Monday night. Usually they would hold an in person celebration, as they have been doing for years. But the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the celebration online, where members of the commission, lawmakers, and local church leaders joined in.
State Senator Addie Eckardt says during this difficult time, Marylanders should look to Dr. King’s mission for equality. “I think now more than ever we need to heed the lessons and the life that he lived – a life of commitment, determination, and dealing with the inequalities through healthcare, through education, through our financial system,” said State Sen. Eckardt.
Speaker Pro Tempore Sheree Sample-Hughes also weighed in on the importance of Marting Luther King Jr. Day. “We have come a very long way and we have made strides on many fronts. However, the fight is a necessary one. We must continue to dismantle the deep-rooted racism that unfortunately is a common denominator throughout housing policies, policing policies, education, our banking systems, and our systems of health,” said Speaker Pro Tempore Sample-Hughes.
President of the Wicomico County NAACP Dr. Brante’ Dashiell issued a call to action for the community to honor Dr. King’s legacy. “Dr. King has given us the task to call our beloved nation to a higher destiny to a new plateau of compassion, to more know the expression of humanists. Are you ready? Are you prepared?” said Dr. Dashiell.
The event also had prayers lead by local church leaders. A number of local residents were also honored by the coalition for their work among their community.