Pledge Financial Support to Honor MLK Day
The commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. each January invites Americans to engage with the history of civil rights in our country. The preservation of this history — how we gather it, tell the stories and share them with future generations — is the crucial work of museums. Alongside organizing their usual educational events and group volunteer projects, law firms have the opportunity to put much-needed resources behind this work. Consider creating a fundraising campaign for one of the organizations below. Share your goal with your extended networks on LinkedIn, and encourage colleagues and clients to join in.
The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center in Chicago is dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture and art.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis traces the history of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, which was the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is a Smithsonian museum that welcomes all to participate, collaborate, and learn more about African American history and culture.