Mr. King’s non-violent activism brought down the century of segregation, oppression and abuse of African-American people that followed their emancipation from slavery and the Civil War. In King’s honor, the Saturday before the inauguration, January 19th, has been declared a National Day of Service by President Barack Obama. Charities across the country will be holding events.
Jeffery Leving is the founder of the Fatherhood Educational Institute (www.fatherhood-
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The 2013 National Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. is also the perfect time to become involved in Jeffery Leving’s charity promoting the presence of responsible male role models in children’s lives. FEI and the Illinois Council invite men and women from all walks of life to become involved in this important work.
To celebrate both the historical 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jeffery Leving, in cooperation with Our Black Heritage (http://www.ourblackheritage.com/)
While Our Black Heritage is a site devoted to historical documents, we want to share the LIVING history being made by black fathers who are fighting to turn the tide of this national crisis of father absence. The inauguration of President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Day is the perfect time to submit stories that will give an example to all the young men out there who are trying to figure fatherhood out.
To share the story of your responsible black father for this project funded by Jeffery Leving, please submit your father profile of less than 1,800 words and 1-2 jpeg images to Laura Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial (312) 407-6849. To get involved with FEI and its charitable work, contact mail@fatherhood-
Martin Luther King’s mission doesn’t end with President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. It starts with all of us.