Today America pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and the significant role he played as an international human rights and civic leader advocating and leading efforts to bring resolution to issues faced by African Americans back in the 1950s. And yet, his advocacy work, influence, speeches, and civic leadership addressed and represented all communities of color: African Americans, Latinos, & Native Americans. In fact, he brought Latinos together to march for civic rights by working closely with important Latino leaders like Cesar Chavez, among others. [See: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and His Support of the Latino Community]
His marches, speeches, and especially his eloquent “I Have a Dream Speech” sought to bring equality for all regardless of color or economic status. Fast forward to 2018, I can’t help to reflect on the work of our Latino public media stations, who today provide a civic voice, via their airwaves, for public discourse and create programs where Latino culture, history and heritage can be shared, celebrated and appreciated.
As we remember and appreciate Martin Luther King Jr., I invite you to tune in to one of our stations to appreciate the work they fulfill every day in order to make a difference in the lives of Latinos living and working in the United States.
Our stations in the News: