Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an extraordinary American and legendary civil rights leader, activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. TCU celebrates his activism and accomplishments, the ongoing struggle for equal rights has always been driven by the labor movement. Dr. King’s principles are some of the standards the labor movement. Working together in solidarity to better the lives and battle injustices at home and on the job.
Dr. King said, “”Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” This is still as relevant today as it was in 1959 when he spoke these words.
I urge all TCU members to remember the struggle for human rights that Dr. King embodies. Think about what we can do to make our communities and workplaces free of racism and hate.