From journalists to authors to lifetime civil rights activists who knew Martin Luther King Jr. personally, APB speakers told audiences why it is important to keep discussing Dr. King’s legacy. In events nationwide, APB speakers shared ways to commemorate Dr. King today, how far the civil rights movement has come, and most importantly, how far it still has to go.
Tagged: Black History Month
While every MLK day and Black History Month are important, this year’s commemoration is especially significant following the changing tides in American history. American Program Bureau (APB), founded in 1965, is honored to have worked with Rev. King and many of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement from that time to the present.
Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, APB speaker Sybrina Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens nationwide. Her dedication to make a change landed her on People magazine’s list of Top 25 Women Changing the World. Fulton’s goal is to end senseless shootings in America, like the one that took the life of her son.
Audiences from across the country heard thought-provoking, heartfelt and fascinating speeches from APB speakers who are committed to carrying on the legacy of the great Civil Rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From racial profiling and its impact to lessons from Little Rock to creating understanding through the principles of MLK and becoming a transformational leader, these topics and others were addressed by APB speakers who inspired and empowered during their MLK Day and Black History Month events.