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Newfields encourages unity for MLK Day

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 20:03:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Newfields wants people to know that we are more alike than we are different, and the museum is spreading that message in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Just as King used his voice and non-violent approach on the quest for change, Newfields manager of community programs Tariq Robinson said he thinks there's power in perspective.

"We want Newfields to be that place that people feel comfortable all the time," Robinson said. "Our guiding inspiration is a quote by Dr. King that talks about people fear one another because they don't know one another."

That's why, one day before the holiday that honors King's life, complete strangers came together for the cause of finding common ground.

The drum major of changed preached unity, a message that has still not lost its relevance.

"Building on something that small can really start to change our community," Robinson said.

Listening, learning and even laughing towards realizing the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

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