Where We Go From Here: Rededicating Ourselves to Dr. King’s Legacy of Nonviolence
Today we celebrate the birth, the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s words and actions have inspired millions of Americans and continue to inspire a new generation of leaders.
As I reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy, his work and his relationship with my late husband Medgar, I recall one quote that is engrained in my memory, and is ever so important today: ”Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. The beauty of nonviolence is that in its own way and in its own time it seeks to break the chain reaction of evil.”
On Friday, June 13, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) honored the legacy of Myrlie Evers, by establishing the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Mrs. Evers’ commitment to providing healthcare opportunities for underserved people of color inspired her to lend her name to the UMMC Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. The newly renamed institute represents a partnership between UMMC and Jackson State University, aiming to improve geological minority health disparities. Celebration attendees included Congressman Bennie Thompson, Senator John Horhn of Jackson, Mayor Tony Yarber, among others.
UMMC unveils health disparities institute
Myrlie Evers sees vision of her late husband, Medgar