Multicultural Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in The US

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

 

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Today in the United States, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King fought for civil rights during the turbulent times in the 1960s, when segregation still existed in this country.  He not  fought for the rights of African Americans to be treated equally, but not in a violent manner.  He preached empowerment, love and civil disobedience.

Dr. King was assassinated in 1968, but his memory is kept alive.  He is known as “one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.”  We honor his memory through today’s holiday, also more recently known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  

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