- By Heather Carlson Kehren
Mayo Clinic to light buildings in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mayo Clinic is recognizing and celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by lighting its buildings in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin red, white and blue on Monday, Jan. 18. The Plummer Building in Rochester, Minnesota; Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona; and the sign at the Mayo Clinic in Florida will be lighted, beginning at dusk, as will Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault and Owatonna, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The teachings of Dr. King center on justice, equality, courage and determination, as well as the fearlessness to stand in opposition of prejudice, oppression and violence. Dr. King's vision remains an enduring source of inspiration. Mayo Clinic is committed to advancing racial equity, inclusion and diversity.