SEASONAL- January 19th
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This quote was delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. in one of his many speeches. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was this past Monday, January 15. This is a day students and families can spend together while on their day off of work and school. [See the source image]
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday that is on or around Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday.This day is always on the third Monday of January every year. In 1968, shortly after he died, a campaign began for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and Civil Rights activist. He became the most visible spokesperson and also leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. is most known for his role in the advancement of the Civil Rights by using nonviolence and civil disobedience. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States of America. King’s is most famous and known for his “I Have A Dream” speech. He also became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a great day to think about the importance of the Civil Rights movement, as well as dedicate the day to acts of service-- no matter how big or small. Now that we have told you about Martin Luther King, Jr. and this day we hope you spend the time to reflect over the day and why it became a holiday. We hope everyone enjoyed their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!