Memphis Habitat Reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022
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Memphis Habitat Reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022


Today, we celebrate and honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King popularized the notion of the “Beloved Community.” His vision for the Beloved Community was a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings.

In early 1966, Dr. King moved his family into an apartment on the West Side of Chicago, bringing much-needed national attention to the poor housing conditions of that area, and he continued to champion fair housing causes as a part of his work in the Civil Rights Movement.

Every day, Memphis Habitat works with our community to address the very housing conditions that Dr. King and others worked to improve, through our affordable mortgage program and Aging In Place program.

In the video below, my colleague Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, and I discussed Dr. King’s influence on our lives and our work to create housing justice in our communities. Although this video was shared during last year’s TN Health + Housing Summit, it is still relevant today.

(Once you press play, click the expand icon in the bottom right corner to adjust the screen size as needed.)

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Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at 09:45
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