I was touched to read the article, “Remembering his dream” [Jan. 16]. The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on as Americans benefit from the immense struggles King went through to bring unity, peace and justice to America. Although unpopular in his day, King stayed true to those core values and worked for a country where people would be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

In honoring King, we should remember to ask ourselves what we are doing to further the great work of King. The struggle to protect and uphold civil rights continues, and it is more important than ever to ensure that we honor King by keeping his legacy of justice and equality alive and well.

Munira Syeda
Communications Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Southern California


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