Driscoll Attends Randolph MLK Celebration
JANUARY 16, 2024
Rep. Driscoll was honored to attend the Town of Randolph’s The March Continues event, a celebration in recognition and remembrance of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15th. The event featured speakers Harvey Silverglate, Esq., co-founder of the Individual Rights and Expression foundation; and Dr. Frank A. Tuitt, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut.
Driscoll had the opportunity to remark on Dr. King, who did not hold elected office, but was a church pastor and community leader emboldened to fight for equal rights during the start of the civil rights movement in the '50s and '60s.
Dr. King refused to accept the normalcy and reality that people around him were being treated badly because of the color of their skin. He strived to address these injustices through peaceful action, believing that “a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time – the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression.”
Most moving, he believed that good would always overcome evil. Notably, when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize he stated “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
His words and work continue to inspire us today.
The MLK holiday is an opportunity to pay respect and gratitude to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Local events, such as Randolph’s town celebration, honor the strides made thanks to his work, but recognize where work still needs to be done.