Martin Luther King Jr was born this day in 1929, and so today we celebrate his legacy and the leadership in all he taught and lived for. It’s a holiday for all of us, for the culture of our nation, the diversity and freedom rights we have as Americans. Today it’s important to get out, reflect on our past, our current times, and look into a future for generations to come.
As a part of the holiday, National Parks are free, and in Nashville, so are some of our museums. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is opening its doors to the public for the final day of the “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” exhibit. We’ve talked about this exhibit in previous posts – it’s well worth the effort to get downtown and see. While you’re downtown, check out the Smashville Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, make new friends, celebrate the day with family, or just try something new and unique to our beautiful city!
Ready to hit the road and see come of the civil rights history of Nashville? Today is the perfect day to try something new, experience the unique culture of this city we live in, and celebrate the progress we’ve made as a nation. Download this brochure, published by Historic Nashville, and follow the map to see Civil War sites, school desegregation sites, sit-in sites and other early civil rights efforts.
Be mindful, love your neighbor, and celebrate progress and non violence with us today! Find out more about the holiday, what it’s about, and why we celebrate here, “The Meaning of The King Holiday” by Coretta Scott King.