Several decades ago, one man came forward to change unjust laws around America that separated African Americans from Caucasians and barred African Americans from access to the privileges of Caucasians. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today his legacy still ripples through America when we look at the students who fill all schools, the people in our neighborhoods, and our very own African American president. All are signs of the foundation Dr. King built in this country on equality through peaceful means.
Since 1986, Martin Luther King Day has been sanctioned as a national holiday to memorialize Dr. King and reflect on the momentous changes that have been made since the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s.
Tomorrow, celebrate Martin Luther King Day by attending the MLK Annual Film Festival at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO).
Attendees will view three documentaries that take account of the historical civil rights movements. See the film list below:
The AAMLO is located at 659 14th Street in Oakland. The film festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21. For more information, call (510) 637-0200.