Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day, or happy MLK day.  The name Martin Luther King Jr. is a name that resonates with a lot of people across the world and is a name that is of huge significance to the black community in America. 

Martin Luther King, Jr Day, in the United States, is a holiday (third Monday in January) honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream '' speech. He was an advocate of nonviolent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. What is unique about MLK Day compared to other federal holidays is that it is the only holiday designated as a national day of service, "Some educational establishments mark the day by teaching their pupils or students about the work of Martin Luther King and the struggle against racial segregation and racism. In recent years, federal legislation has encouraged Americans to give some of their time on this day as volunteers in citizen action groups.

Martin Luther King Day celebrates that he was a peaceful man. He spoke with his voice, not with violence. He knew that nonviolence meant that his voice was not drowned out. People were more apt to listen to non-aggression. Martin Luther King Day honors one of the bravest men in America. He endured threats, beatings, and bombings. He went to jail 29 times to achieve freedom for others.

That’s a little info about MLK day, stay safe out there friends! 

January 17, 2022 — Fred Anyona

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