Central Texans are getting ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday.
The civil rights leader changed the course of American history with his message of love and equality for all.
Fox 44 spoke with locals about what they think about this federal holiday.
Bailey Goodyear, a Baylor student, says, ” MLK Day is a day of remembrance, it is a day for us to try to move forward as a nation, but also not to forget about our past.”
King had a dream that his children would not be judged by the color of their skin.
Goodyear says, “See each other as equals and move together because God really wants us to love each other.”
Texans are educating their children about King’s legacy.
LaVonda Bradshaw says, “
“I will be worshipping Mr. King reverend king I should say and spending time with my kids out here at the park and explaining to them what he went through to get us where we’re at now.”
The Christian preacher changed the hearts of so many with his bravery and sacrifice.
Bradshaw says, “We still have a lot to do as a country and the only way we’ll get where we need to be is love cause God is love.”
Although this federal holiday means for many just a day off, it calls for an action.
Maggi McClanahan, a Baylor student says, “I’ll probably spend time with one of my best friends, her dog was recently put down, just to help her get through this tough time, get her coffee.”
Even small things matter.
All national parks are free of charge Monday.
McGregor is having a big parade and here are the details:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Celebration Activities: Prayer Breakfast: Roberson Chapel A.M.E. Church 400 Arthur Street McGregor, TX 76657 8:30 A.M.
Parade: 200 Arthur St. to McGregor High School 10:30 A.M.
Celebration & Luncheon Program: McGregor High School Commons Area at noon.
Parade Staging begins at 9:45 a.m.