Message From the President
Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition
Few people in American history have left us such a legacy of wisdom as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his many sermons, speeches and writings, Dr. King gave us not only words to remember, but words on which we can act – words that call us to serve our communities, to recognize all people as our brothers and sisters, to work for justice and peace.
He also gave us prophetic words. This sentence comes from his 1967 book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”: “All inhabitants of the globe are now neighbors. This world-wide neighborhood has been brought into being largely as a result of the modern scientific and technological revolutions.”
It’s almost as if he looked 40 years into the future and saw the global information and communication marvels we have today. Never have we been so connected. For the 2013 observance of Dr. King’s birth, I’m asking the TCC community to connect. This new website will introduce you to members of our community who will be honored Feb. 18 in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Program, and it will recognize our past honorees. It will link you to February’s Black History Month calendar, and feature your MLK Day of Service activities.
But this site will really come alive with your help. What are you reading and discussing in class? How do Dr. King’s words affect you today? How are you keeping his dream alive? I hope you will take a few moments to share your thoughts, your ideas, your actions with the entire community via Facebook and Twitter over the next few weeks. And I encourage you to participate in some aspect of TCC’s extensive Black History Month calendar.
Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani