Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

You probably know by now that today’s MLK Day is a nationally recognized Day of Service. Looking for ideas on how to do your part? Check out Repair the World’s round up of service ideas and opportunities here and have a gander at this week’s round up devoted to Dr. King’s legacy.

  • An Open Letter For Martin Luther King Day: Give Back and Pay it Forward by Lynn Schusterman in the Huffington Post
  • Wondering where could MLK’s career have led if he was still alive today? Check out this opinion piece in The Forward
  • Some thoughts (and a great video!) on why MLK day offers such an important opportunity for service in The Hands On Blog
  • Learn some service history! An interview in RepairLabs with Repair’s Aaron Miner.
  • Check out five ways families can serve together on MLK day in The Huffington Post
  • An essay about how, for Dr. King, freedom and education were inextricably linked in The New York Times
  • A roundup of service events across the country in USA Today
  • A fun story about a coffee shop in South Carolina that has helped to redefine community service in GOOD.

Read any other great MLK Day-related stories? Doing something Awesome today?! Let us know about them below or on Twitter via @repairtheworld (#MLK)!