Martin Luther King’s Day

In the United States, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, every third Monday in January.

Dr. King was a civil rights leader who promoted nonviolent activism, and not only successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law, but he created change at a deeper level, in favor of just treatment to African Americans in a society that resisted equality.

The iconic, charismatic leader was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta GA and killed on April 4, 1968, but his legacy prevails.

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Content by Lupita Peimbert. @Lupitanews.

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