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Maria Mier '08 Writes Op-Ed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Public interest attorney Maria Mier '08 co-wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal and The Lexington Herald-Leader reflecting on civil rights and Martin Luther King's legacy in Kentucky. The article was co-written with John Johnson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Mier and Johnson write, "As we honor King on this holiday, we must recognize him for what he truly was — a freedom fighter seeking to upend the unjust status quo.

Further, we draw strength in knowing he did not go it alone. There was a great tide of people throughout the country and the world who demanded justice and equality, and this remains true today. Many of those people are here in Kentucky.

In the 1960s, Kentucky was the nation's southern civil rights leader. On a day when we remember the work and life of Martin Luther King Jr., let us also honor our commonwealth's legacy with reflection and with action."

Read more:
The Courier-Journal, "Reflections and action for Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
The Lexington Herald-Leader, "Kentucky led South in civil rights, what about now?"

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