Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2021

Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is recognized as one of the greatest leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and we often associate him with the words “I have a dream.” Though his famous speech was made over 50 years ago, it sentiments remain relevant to this day.

Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 in what was at the time a highly segregated community in Atlanta, Georgia. King excelled academically and attended Morehouse College at the young age of fifteen. King was prominent in leading boycotts, marches and protest that promoted nonviolence. Influenced by his spirituality, King’s vision of peace and equity for all earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s greatest message was to hope for a better tomorrow and a brighter future. That hope remains true for us at Republic Services and our employees.

As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of justice, equity and fairness, we encourage you to participate in the 21-Day Reflection & Connection Challenge, which officially kicks off on January 19. We also encourage that you get involved in our business resource group, the Black Employee Network.