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in 1959 Martin Luther King travelled to India to learn about peace non-violent resistance

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MARTIN DIED - I'M STILL DREAMING

Martin Die I'm Still Dreaming

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DREAM EVERYDAY
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Let freedom ring...

Let freedom ring

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Martin Luther King's famous speech
(August 28, 1963)

transcript | excellent interactive about the speech
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Peace Demands Action

PEACE DEMANDS ACTION
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About Martin Luther King Jr and
Martin Luther King day.


January 15, 1929

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. The son of a Baptist pastor, he followed in his father’s footsteps, then went on to lead the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s, and to speak out against the Vietnam war.
In 1955 Dr. King organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated nonviolent civil disobedience to end racial segregation. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence and arrest, but King and his followers persisted.
His inspiration, leadership and eloquence helped tens of millions claim the fundamental rights of citizenship, and changed the face of a nation.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. biographical sketch

Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been designated a federal holiday honoring the greatness and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A chronology:
April 4, 1968 Dr. King was assassinated. Shortly thereafter, U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan) introduced legislation to create a federal holiday to commemorate Dr. King’s life and work.
January, 1973 Illinois became the first state to adopt MLK Day as a state holiday.
January, 1983 Rep. Conyers’s law was passed after 15 years
January, 1986 The United States first officially observed the federal King Day holiday.
January, 1987 Arizona Governor Evan Mecham rescinded state recognition of MLK Day as his first act in office, setting off a national boycott of the state.
January, 1993
Martin Luther King Day holiday was observed in all 50 states for the first time.

Brief biography of Dr. King

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