Omar with notebook in library

From Violence to Mercy

Most days, Omar is like any other teenage boy. He sometimes plays his music too loud, loves to play soccer and is impatient to get his drivers’ license. He hopes one day to be a famous athlete, or perhaps, a renowned businessman.

Martin Luther king Jr.

Celebrate Justice: Martin Luther King

Independence Day has fireworks. Thanksgiving has travel and turkey. And on Veteran’s Day, flags flutter on front porches all over America to honor those who served their country in the military.

But as federal holidays go, the one commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. is relatively young.