Manana is Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrated day of birth even though Mr. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman, prominent leader and chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism against racial discrimination in the federal and state laws. MLK Jr. is a martyr to two Christian churches and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and served as its first president. In 1963 King led the ‘March on Washington,’ where King gave the historic speech of “I Have a Dream.” It was at this speech that Reverend King raised public consciousness about the civil rights movement.
MLK Jr. attended Booker T. Washington High School and attended Morehouse College at the age of fifteen years without formally graduating from high school. He graduated fromMorehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination by non-violent means. I personally believe that is what made Martin Luther King Jr. such an outstanding individual, ‘his bringing attention to a cause without violence, without angry words, without threats.’ This is the reason I am compelled to write about this individual on the eve before his federally recognized birthday, the 3rd Monday of January. Martin Luther King Jr. RIP was assassinated April 4, 1968.
On November 2, 1983, United States President Ronald Reagan signed a bill at the White House Rose Garden, creating a federal holiday honoring MLK Jr. The bill proposed by Indiana Representative Katie Hall, had Martin’s birthday first recognized as a holiday on January 20, 1986.
The other day I saw a large photo framed and displayed outside Blockbuster Video depicting Rosa Parks in the rear of the picture, Martin Luther King Jr. in the middle and Barack Hussein Obama out in front and his profile was larger than either MLK Jr. or Rosa Parks. I was very disappointed at seeing such a photograph, Mr. Obama has not accomplished near the feats nor the many sacrifices that bestow such greatness as Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks are to be recognized for. Shame on whoever put together that incorrect collage of individuals and double shame for putting Barack out front and center of two of the most non-selfish persons and great humans as were Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Birthday to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
Meryl Streep, one of my most favorite actresses won a Golden Globe as chef Julia Childs in the hit movie “Julia and Julia.” Way to go Meryl, you are a great actress!
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