MLK Day Community Event

Date(s) - January 17, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No photo description available.We are pleased to partner with the Arts Council of Princeton for our annual event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This free event includes a community breakfast, family-friendly art-making, and a canned food drive to benefit RISE Food Pantry. Stop by HSP’s activity station to learn about the history of three different protests in Princeton, and make your own emblem representing one of King’s teachings. 

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Click on the events below to learn about each local protest: 

Jugtown March, April 19, 1870

Woolworth Protest, March 12, 1960

March on Washington, August 28, 1963

To inspire your emblem, here are some lessons learned from Martin Luther King, Jr.

1. Love others.

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” – MLK

2. Don’t judge someone by their appearance.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – MLK

3. Do not give up! Push on and persevere.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – MLK

4. Education is of the utmost importance.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – MLK

5. Serve others.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – MLK

6. Forgive.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” – MLK

7. Stand up for what is right.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – MLK

8. Live life with purpose.

“I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – MLK