Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is celebrated on Jan. 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s plea to APA’s 1967 Annual Convention remains relevant in the ongoing fight against racism today.

As the nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we are reminded of “Kings Challenge” — his call to action to psychologists at the APA’s Annual Convention in September 1967. His plea for help in changing a society “poisoned to its soul by racism” remains relevant today.

The Office on Ethnic Minority Affairs also offers resources on racism.