Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. as His Movement Lives On

Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. as His Movement Lives On

We honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy in the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s work is not yet finished, and it is up to us to continue marching toward progress and a more just and equitable society.

As a wave of racially discriminatory restrictions on voting are introduced and passed by state legislatures, it has never been clearer that federal laws are needed to protect the rights of every citizen to help determine the course of our country. Anything else is unacceptable, so we are asking for your help.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a powerful way to honor the memory of the man and the movement that he and so many others have fought and even died for is to support the right to vote.

Speak Up: Advocate

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would address the significant harm caused by the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder by creating new measures to prevent racially discriminatory anti-voter restrictions.

The Freedom to Vote Act would increase access to the polls by expanding opportunities to vote early or by mail and providing for automatic voter registration and same-day registration. This bill would also address some of the most urgent threats to the free and fair administration of elections.

Urge your Senators – both Democrats and Republicans – to protect the freedom to vote and safe and elections for all by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.

Share Facts: Learn and Reflect

By learning and reflecting, we can examine our own biases and understand the diversity of experiences and perspectives that have built our country.

Read the resources below from ADL and partner organizations and share them with your community to foster discussion and understanding.

Show Strength: Be an Ally

The march toward justice is stronger when we do it together. Allies understand their power and privilege and use it to fight for justice and advance equity.

Use your privilege to lift and amplify the voices of those who are often ignored, silenced or marginalized.


Learn and Get Involved

Read, listen to and watch articles, webinars and resources and share them with family, friends and your community.



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Spark Discussion with Youth

Talk about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement or voting rights then and now with lesson plans as guides. 

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