Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Martin Luther King Day 2017

While yesterday January 15 was the 88th birthday of the legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King [born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia], today Monday January 16, 2017 is the day the nation honors this great man with an official federal Martin Luther King Day Holiday.

Happy Birthday to a great American leader, a great man

From the  Biography web site of Martin Luther King, Jr.:  Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC.  Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors.  King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."

From the Bio page on You Tube this Mini Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.:



On August 28, 1963 there was a huge civil rights "March on Washington for jobs and freedom", which culminated in Martin Luther King's iconic "I have a dream speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, before hundreds of thousands [some estimate 250,000] of Americans.

Excerpt from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963


Tales salutes this great American and wishes everyone a Happy MLK Day-2017!



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