Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. On Martin Luther King Day

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"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


 

Martin Luther King's life and legacy is a story of personal sacrifice and service to others for the greater good. Today, let's not just remember his bold words and actions promoting freedom, justice and equality for all. Let's also follow in his footsteps by volunteering to serve our local communities. Together we honor his memory and make our neighborhoods, where ever they might be, a greater place to call home.

 

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a Day of Service



Martin Luther King Day is more than just a day of remembrance. It's also a day of service. Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that encourages all Americans to give back to their local communities.



Some ways you can get involved and serve your community on Martin Luther King Day:

  • Collect clothing and personal care items for a women's or men's shelter
  • Serve meals at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen
  • Volunteer with youth programs
  • Clean up a local park or your neighborhood
  • Support a local group or cause that you are passionate about

 

Embracing compassion, encouraging peace, standing with and not against your neighbors – this is the message and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day, share his hopes and dreams by giving back, extend your hand to those in need and let kindness prevail.



At Coldwell Banker Realty, we are committed to serving the needs of our local communities, today and every day. We invite you to join us on this special holiday by showing your support and giving back to our community. Together, we can pay tribute to Dr. King and carry on his legacy by making our neighborhoods in the Greater Charlotte area a great place to call home.

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Fair Housing Legacy


Today, as we look back and remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we also recognize and celebrate the impact he continues to have on the real estate industry today.



During the early 20th century, discriminatory housing practices segregated and relegated African-Americans to live in low-income areas with poor-quality residences. Dr. King saw this as a key component of racial injustice in the United Sates and in 1966 co-led the Chicago Freedom Movement, a campaign that fought for the right of Black Americans to seek housing wherever they pleased. At that time, Dr. King famously said:

 

"We are here today because we are tired. We are tired of paying more for less... We are tired of living in rat-infested slums... Now is the time for making real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children."

 

 

One week after Dr. King's assassination in 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law.

 

 

"We must use time creatively in the knowledge that the time is right to do what is always right."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Coldwell Banker Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act, which protects all people from discrimination when renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities.



If you're considering buying a house in the Greater Charlotte metro area, please reach out to me. It would be my honor to help you find the home of your dreams.

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Good morning, Nina Hollander .... Martin Luther King would be thankful for a new administration in the WH....

Jan 18, 2021 06:38 AM #11
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We can all take a day to serve others Nina Hollander 

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Good morning, Nina.
MLK was a man for his time... and for all time. Progress has been made and we still have so far to go to achieve the level of love, kindness, and equality he preached.

Jan 18, 2021 07:28 AM #13
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This is good information to share on this special holiday.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 18, 2021 07:34 AM #14
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faye schubert hi Faye... thanks for stopping by today. I hope my post incentivized some people to do something for their community today.

Jan 18, 2021 07:36 AM #15
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Ed Silva hi again, Ed... sadly the world has always been full of closed-minded people and I suspect that will never change.

Jan 18, 2021 07:37 AM #16
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Rocky Dickerson hi Rocky.... all you have to do is look through MLK's quotes about loving and not hating and you know exactly where he was coming from.

Jan 18, 2021 07:38 AM #17
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Grant Schneider hi Grant... and right he was, Dr. King. Hate, revenge, anger are very heavy burdens to carry.

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Barbara Todaro good morning, Barbara... I have nothing to say about that...I suppose we all have our political opinions and mine are never publicly stated. :)

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... even an hour here and there for the benefit of one's community pays off in the long run. Every little bit helps.

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Carol Williams good morning, Carol.... I think that in some ways the words of Dr King are more poignant today and more of their time than they might have been in his time.

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Roy Kelley thanks, Roy... today is a day for some reflections for sure! Wishing you a lovely Monday.

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Nina, it is a day of service, but also a day of remembrance of his work he accomplished.

Jan 18, 2021 08:08 AM #23
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Joan Cox hi Joan... I think that MLK would be very pleased to know that his day of remembrance is tied in with service.

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Good afternoon Nina Hollander ,

What a great post and I think it accomplished your goal of incentivized others to be of service today.

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Nina if nothing else Martin Luther King, Jr. thought us that we cannot be silent.  There has probably never been a time were our voices must be heard than today.  There is a major effort to silence a HUGE segment of our society, and we cannot be silent about it at any cost.

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR thanks, Dorie. Like many three day holidays, I suspect lots of people are a bit casual about their significance and just see them as an excuse for an extra day off. I think it's important to remind people from time to time just why we have certain holidays.

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George Souto hi George... I so get your message. And having family that lived for decades behind the iron curtain where voices and opinions were stifled I totally understand how we can't be doing that in this country and we must fight against this new cancel culture.

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Morning Nina.

I remember watching his speech in D.C. on TV.  I thought it was a wonderful expression of his thoughts.

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James Dray good morning, James. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a wonderful orator and his quotes have certainly stood the test of time.

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