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Question for the UND community: What does Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy mean to you?

Send your answer to UND Today, and as part of UND’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, we’ll publish the responses in next Tuesday’s issue


Many American political heroes are remembered best for what they meant to the republic. But Martin Luther King Jr. is different: Not only did his life’s work leave the United States a better place, but King’s eloquence and example arguably brought about a similar change in millions of Americans as individuals.

This brings us to the question we’re posing today to the UND community:

What does Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy mean to you?

How is your life different today because of the changes that King helped bring about? How are you different as a person? When your thoughts turn to King as you go about your daily life, what comes to mind?

UND Today invites you to send us your answer to the boldfaced question above. We’ll publish those answers (in whole or in part, depending on volume) one week from today — Jan. 18, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Please send your answer to Connor Murphy, writer/editor for UND Today, at c.murphy@und.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Murphy at the address above, or David Dodds, UND communications director, at david.dodds@und.edu.

Thank you in advance for your participation! We’re looking forward to publishing your responses, and to calling attention to how Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable legacy affects all of us here at UND.