Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain, and I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not fearing any man.”

– Memphis, April 3, 1968, the day before King’s death

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2012

Cornerstone Community Outreach was blessed by many volunteers the other day to help us celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A group from the Family Literacy Project of the University of Illinois hosted an event that featured games and reading along with books and t-shirts for the kids to take with them. One of our case managers walked around showing off a picture of her and MLK from when she was a child as she shared stories about MLK and what he stands for. In addition, students from Mather High School and Uptown Christian School came to help serve a meal in the kitchen and to organize some of our donations. These projects and people combined made for a wonderful day! Thank you to all who were involved!