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Friday, 13 January 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism


King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.




Washington Post
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. (He was born on January 15, 1929, but the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January. ) There are a number of events to help kids understand King's importance. Here are a few: To the Mountaintop — The Words ...
 
Patch.com
The town honored five Braintree residents on Thursday night who exemplify the works and words of Martin Luther King Jr. By Joseph Markman Bob and Gail Fraser being honored by Sunny Shaw, left, and Mayor Joseph Sullivan at Braintree's Dr. Martin Luther ...
 
MarketWatch (press release)
BAR ASSOCIATION CO-SPONSOR DAY OF SERVICE MEDIATION PROGRAM The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia will host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16 from 7:30 - 10:00 am at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, ...
 
Washington Post
Beyond the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Washington is home to a number of houses, museums and sites that reflect the history of African Americans. Challenging America's traditional memory of African Americans during the Civil War as slaves awaiting ...


Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there's much to do throughout Portland in the next several days to honor his legacy.
http://www.oregonlive. com/portland/
 
This Monday, January 16, hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians will be helping out in honor of the 17th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King,
http://www.uwishunu. com/
 
Share the best Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. with your friends and family at BrainyQuote.com.
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