Tulsa NAACP Shares How To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 17th 2022, 12:46 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Martin Luther King Day is on Monday and Tulsans are gathering to celebrate his legacy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked hard to bring greater equality to America and ensure civil rights for all people.

On Monday many will honor his lasting legacy and Tulsa NAACP says the best way to do that is by continuing his work.

"To keep the dream alive, we have to come up with a plan," said Francetta Mays.

Francetta Mays says that plan is to build platforms to advocate for respect, dignity and freedom for everyone.

She says you can do this by investing in education, getting registered to vote and knowing your voting rights, having important conversations and making it a continuous effort.

"I would love to see us duplicate the process to start creating a change of narrative every day and not just one day in January."

Some of Dr. King's work focused on economic inequality, so the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce says consider supporting a Black or minority-owned business like the ones on Black Wall Street.

"We have to focus on bringing resources to Black and minority communities and we have to cash that check. And economics is the way, economic justice," said Freeman Culver, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce President.

Tomorrow the Greenwood Chamber will host events before and after Tulsa's parade highlighting Black-owned businesses.

The chamber is asking supporters to join them as they march to honor Dr. King's legacy.

"Dr. King's dream, which will last forever - Black Wall Street will last forever," said Culver.