Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - 1929


Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, he was ordained as a minister in 1948. Dr. King became one of the most important leaders of the civil rights movement in the U.S., advocating a nonviolent approach to fighting for equal rights. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.


Click here to hear a recording of Dr. King's famous "I have a dream" speech.

(source: http://readwritethink.org/calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=396)


5 comments:

ConCav said...

Speaking of heroes, I consider Dr. King a hero for showing such bravery in standing up for his beliefs. He tried to make the world a better place for everyone. It is so strange for me to think that he was my age when he was assassinated. Still, he accomplished so much in his life. He would be 79 years old today. Just think what else he could have done.

Mr. C.

Anonymous said...

Hey ConCav, Do you think if Dr.King was still alive do you think he would be president? Why or why not??

Katie

ConCav said...

Good question, Katie. It's hard to say whether MLK would be president today (remember, he'd be 77 years old), but I'm pretty sure Barack Obama wouldn't have a real chance to be elected president if it weren't for Dr. King's accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

when was the Martin Luther king was born actually.

From Saheel

Anonymous said...

This was great Mr C can you get some more information about Rosa Park just like you did on Martin Luther king Please!!!!!!!!!

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