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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Washington, January 21, 2019

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“Martin Luther King Day is a day where we celebrate the life, legacy and achievements of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Civil Rights leader and champion of equality for all, Martin Luther King was instrumental in nearly every aspect of the Civil Rights movement until his assassination in April of 1968. A Nobel Peace Prize awardee, Dr. King was recognized internationally for his courage and dedication to civil rights and social justice.

“During a time where the civil rights and liberties of minorities are being infringed upon by the very laws meant to protect them we must honor Dr. King by continuing to fight for peace, justice and equality for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or socioeconomic status.

“By continuing his fight not only do we honor his legacy but we work to achieve his vision of a place where children are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. It is my hope that people in the Virgin Islands, across the country and around the world will be inspired by Dr. King’s work, and keep his legacy alive by joining the struggle for justice and equality. Let us march on, with hope and fearless resilience, as Virgin Islanders do, as we follow in the footsteps of Dr. King.”