Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

Today is a Federal Holiday celebrating one man’s journey for bringing unity and equality to our great nation.

 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most significant and compelling civil rights activists in history. He is often recalled as a model of peaceful resistance and a hero of the civil rights movement.

 

 

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” ~Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first celebrated in 1986.  King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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