{Happy Martin Luther King Day!}

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's no secret that one of my favorite holidays is Martin Luther King Day. Our world would be such a different place had it not been for this man's efforts to help end racial segregation. Amen?

Traditionally Tim and I celebrate by cooking Martin Luther King's favorite meal: fried chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, mac & cheese, sweet tea and homemade pecan pie.

This year we decided to rope in some of our friends to join in the celebration. Each couple brought a side and Tim got his Colonel Sanders on and cooked fried chicken in our new turkey fryer. It was a feast!

Tim and I also like to to celebrate MLK Day by watching a documentary about his efforts to transform the civil rights movement in America. There's still so much about this great man we don't know! Btw, Netflix has a wide selection of documentaries in their "watch it instantly" section.

We'd love to know if you have any other traditions or creative ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. There's so much more to this special day than just taking time off from work and not getting our mail!

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - MLK

{Past MLK Dinners Here: 2010 // 2011}


Han said...

Have a great MLK day :)

MLK is an amazing guy and you're right what would the world be like without MLK and the Civil Rights movement.

I know that it would change our little family that's for sure - our "foster" son is from Kenya.

earlynovemberlove said...

My college takes the day to go out and serve in the community :)

Mary Beth said...

My eight year old son started the day with blasting "Pride: In the Name of Love" by U2 for us all to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

No traditions for the holiday, but it's rad that you do something. Watching a documentary seems like a great idea.

Laurie said...

such a clever idea to have an MLK party! your menu sounds delicious too!


Alysa said...

We are loving the documentaries on Netflix. Will definitely check that one out.

Nelle Somerville said...

You are such an inspiration to party with a purpose!

carraoke said...

After participating in college in Boone, NC, my husband and I started the MLK Challenge here in Little Rock 7 years ago. Kids from all over the city come together and then disperse to do service projects, from painting murals under overpasses to sorting clothing donations at homeless shelters to getting their hands dirty at local farms and school gardens. It's an amaaazing event! http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/190748/2/MLK-Challenge-in-Little-Rock

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