As the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday draws near, it brings with it a time for reflection at Doane College.
Given the great tumult in our world today, we are fortunate—some might say blessed—to have the words and deeds of Dr. King to guide us, inspire us and to give us hope in these uncertain times at home and abroad. Martin Luther King Jr. called upon all of us—African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, Whites and all shades in between—to embrace our common humanity and empower the “better angels of our nature.” What his life meant, what his words taught us, means more today than at any time in our recent history. Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech is significant not just for the country and world, but for our families and ourselves as individuals. It speaks to everyone and we should listen to it often and not just on the third Monday of the first month of the year.Continue Reading