Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (2017-01-16)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in United States on the third Monday in January.
Martin Luther King was born in 1929, January 15th. Pastor King was fighting for abolishing racial discrimination against African Americans in civil rights movement which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. His famous speech “I have a dream” was delivered in August 1963, and entered America's great speeches cannon.
Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 4th, 1968, in Memphis.
Martin Luther King is the only American, except George Washington, who has his day celebrated at the same time as his birthday.
In 1964 Martin Luther King was given The Nobel Peace Prize.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated since January 1968. It is a holiday to commemorate King's contribution to fight for human rights, dignity and freedom.
Martin Luther's Quotes:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (August 28th, 1963, Washington)
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”.
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it”.
“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
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