Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – A Message from Dean Perdue

Dear Friends,

Today we once again honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., though the celebration seems particularly poignant since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Looking back, I find myself wondering: Fifty years ago, where did we think we would be today? On the one hand, did we think we would have seen our first African American president? On the other, did we think that white supremacist ideology would still be alive and well? Amidst progress, there is still work to be done.

So where will be fifty years from now? The answers depends on us. Dr. King offered good advice in that regard when he observed, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

Peace and best wishes to all,​

Wendy Perdue