Sunday, January 17, 2010


Martin Luther King is famous for that line, which he used in a speech in front of 250,000 people. He was a civil rights leader who helped to end racial segregation on public transportation.

His life was tragically ended on April 4, 1968 but during his life he had many accomplishments - and we will celebrate his life on Monday, January 18, 2010.

Martin Luther King's real birthday was January 15th, 1929 but we celebrate MLK Day on the third Monday of January now.

Time Magazine listed Martin Luther King as the Man of the Year in 1963 and then in 1964 he became the youngest person to earn the Noble Peace Prize. Dr. King was bestowed with five honorary degrees.

These are just a few facts you can enjoy as you celebrate the life of a great man.

1 comment:

Patricia J. Weaver said...

Living in Alabama, I'm white and I'm a baby boomer, I lived through Mr. King's dream. My mother was a yankee girl who married a southern boy so I never understood the reaction of family and friends reaction to the King movement. My mother taught us to treat everyone like we wanted to be treated regardless of how they look, their beliefs or culture. She said everyone had one thing in common, "Everyone has feeling."
I always felt his speech come help anyone. Throw off the shackles to hold you to a unwanted way of life and follow your dream.