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Martin Luther King Day

Monday 20th January 2020

 

What is Martin Luther King Day?
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that is observed every year in the United States. The holiday celebrates the life of an important figure in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is meant to keep his memory alive and to pay tribute to his achievement and legacy.
Who was Martin Luther King?

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. An American Baptist Minister, King grew up in the Southern United States under segregation, a policy that required Blacks to use separate facilities than Whites and to attend different schools. King rightly believed that the policy of segregation was unjust, and he spoke out openly about it. He organized protests and marches to raise awareness and try to affect change.

 

One of the key beliefs of Martin Luther King Jr. was that protests against the government should be peaceful in nature. He taught a policy of civil disobedience and peaceful resistance, hoping to bring people together, not tear them apart. He is especially well known for his “I Have a Dream Speech,” which he gave in 1963. Sadly, Dr. King’s life was cut short when

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