it’s martin luther king day. unfortunately, i work in the suburbs so the only benefit i am seeing from the day is absolutely no traffic on my commute up the connector and georgia 400. for those of you, however, who are fortunate enough to have the day off, i would encourage you to think about taking part in some of the events going on around the city to celebrate the life of a great atlantan and american*.

my friend and i were running on auburn avenue this weekend and we passed the king birthhome i couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the impact that the man had on the soul of our nation. it really inspired me to think of this day as something more than just light traffic and a bunch of people in the office home taking care of their kids (i try to keep that perspective every year, but i’ll admit that is is easy to forget.)

the ajc has a great list of events here and one thing that is highly recommended is the opening of the exhibit of the king papers at the atlanta history center, open from 10 to 5:30 this afternoon.

if nothing else, stop by the video store and grab the great pbs documentary, ‘eyes on the prize’ and steep yourself in the deep personal sacrifice that dr. king and the rest of the movement made.

happy mlk day everyone.

1 Comment so far

  1. Annie (unregistered) on January 15th, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    Phew! Glad you posted this – I wanted someone on here to acknowledge it, but i have been swamped. Happy MLK, Atlanta!

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