Celebrations honoring primarily the legacy and life of Martin Luther King Jr come in a completely different look in 2021. The commemoration of the leader of civil rights memory and his birth is normally honored with special events spanning over a period of four days in SW Louisiana.
For avoiding the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic the organizers have planned this event to be a virtual one. Roxie Smith, Executive Director, MLK Coalition mentioned that for avoiding the event to be a super spreader one due to the pandemic, they have taken this decision. They also stated that they will be having different speakers and songs on their webpage for commemorating the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.The celebration which happens during the whole day normally has been a tradition for the past 37 years inside the area of the Lakes.
Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Dream
The event typically kicks off with a banquet of community awards and a special prayer breakfast. Several guests and speakers got infected with Coronavirus and in consideration of this fact, they have put off the event and planned it for a time later on. Despite the recovery from hurricanes and the continuing devastating effects of the pandemic, Roxie Smith, the organizer has talked about helping the community cope with these disasters, which is the exact thing Martin Luther King Jr. had advocated for.
The event planners are urging their community to honor Dr. King through cleaning up their neighborhood and community service. They are also urging for helping small businesses that are struggling and understanding their primary problem. They have included these things in their Saturday event. Smith mentioned on Sunday, that in the celebrations, they have planned of virtually commemorating local figures, those who have lost their lives in the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.