Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day


Each year, the third Monday of January is a day for Americans to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life work. I would love to fill this piece with sincere, motivational and inspirational quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself, but unfortunately we are unable to due to Copyright laws. You can check out a recent piece published on Oprah’s website featuring over 20 quotes! 

Much of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spoken words have themes of love, education, justice, character, peace and community. He is known for being vocal about his dreams for his family, for Black people, and for America. Duluth Mom would like to encourage you today to take part in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day right here in the northland.  We hope you are inspired to not only have a dream for a better tomorrow, but to take action too, check out our ideas below!


Community Celebrations

At 10:30 a.m., award-winning director, writer, and producer of “Hair Love” Matthew A. Cherry will keynote the 2021 Virtual MLK Celebration on Jan 18. 

2021 Twin Ports MLK Rally – hosted online by the NAACP from 12:00pm-1:30pm

The Duluth Playhouse virtual staged reading The Mountaintop

Love Your Community

  • Write thank-you cards
  • Volunteer
  • Be kind and love your neighbors by listening and understanding
  • Social distance
  • Shovel a neighbors sidewalk
  • Support local small businesses such as Spoon’s {They have a burger deal today 1/18/2021.}

Learn and Educate

Moms Who Make Duluth: Change-Maker Salaam Peace Witherspoon!

Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial

African American Vernacular English

Raising Anti-Racist Kids – video conversation

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A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Minnesota resident once again! Originally from the Iron Range, she has called North Dakota home for nearly the last decade. She moved to the area this past November with her husband Yu, their two year old daughter Charlee, and their chihuahua rescue named Tink. Her passions include: her dear friends, feel good music, great food, philanthropy, volunteerism, hunger relief, hospitality, event planning and most importantly...coffee!! You will find her scoping out local coffee shops, with or without Charlee, any and every day of the week! You can follow her on Instagram @andrea_coffeeholic