Online presentation honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy – CBS Pittsburgh

MIDLAND, Pa. (KDKA) — The snowstorm put a damper on some of the service projects and other celebrations for this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but a local organization has created a special online presentation to honor his memory.

Perseverance is woven into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is a lesson the Women’s Civic Club of Midland wants to share in an online MLK Day celebration presentation. You can watch the presentation here.

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King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

Steeler rookie Najee Harris says Dr. King inspires him.

“It’s only when you have your back against the wall and you really have to react, and that’s why I feel like that’s how you see who a leader is. And you know who that really is. person – that special person,” he said.

Harris is one of many who strive to carry on Dr. King’s legacy in their work and in their lives. Jen Miller is also following Dr. King’s lead. She runs The Center, a community organization that provides food, clothing, and after-school programs in Midland.

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“This idea that you just lead with love, you lead with selflessness, you lead with the idea of ​​unity and acceptance and always for the greater good,” Miller said.

But there’s still a lot of work to be done to advance Dr. King’s mission.

Valerie McElvy of We’re At Your Service in New Brighton said: “I’m saddened that racism is, I think, still the same. I don’t think we’ve gone beyond anything other than tolerance. I see we try in government, in school. We try with diversity, but the challenges, they are deep.

Aiysa Washington, New York fashion designer and Beaver County native, says, “It’s our responsibility to make sure younger generations know about Dr. Martin Luther King and all he did for us and that it is not just a road sign. or a school. He is a person who counted in what he said, the vision he had counted and who still lives.

This MLK Day presentation does just that, and there are people in Midland and throughout our region who carry on its mission in their daily work.

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Many groups celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service, and as part of this, the Women’s Civic Club is asking for donations for the Beaver County Food Bank and Women’s Shelter.

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