According to Tanisha Burrus, program coordinator for the African American Studies department at UC San Diego, this years MLK Day will be celebrated in a bigger way because of the historical election of Americas first black president.
She says, I think there will be a rise in people participating in events. Its a completion for those who always hoped and prayed that Kings dream would come true. Its more momentous this year for those who were in the struggle for social justice.
Burrus recommends that those wanting to honor Dr. King and Obama attend a parade, go to a black history museum, or even grab beers at a bar as long as they take the time to educate themselves on black history.
She also assures that MLK Day is not exclusive to the black community and says, Dr. King wanted all people to come together and Obama has created a sense of community for all.
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