Tomorrow we honor an American game changer by celebrating,Martin Luther King Jr. Born January 15th of 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia he became the face of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
His mission to promote a nonviolent movement, whereby protesting racial discrimination could not only change federal and state laws, but could change the societal abhorrence that was visible throughout the nation at the time. Some of King’s notable accomplishments include leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the late 50s and in October of 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian role in combatting the racial inequality battle of the African-American Civil Rights Movement with principles rooted in nonviolence.
King was assassinated in 1968 and since then his memory continues to shine as a beacon of hope that people can actually be better than society deems them to be.
In 1963 King’s ‘I Have A Dream‘ speech during the March on Washington, became one of the most highly praised and recognized speeches in American History.
The ability to DREAM is a freedom— a freedom granted because we live in a land where respect for innate human rights are not just a proposition from the UN, or a demanded sanction— they are a well respected faction of the divinity of our countries Constitution!
On days like this we are reminded that in order to continue to fulfill the prophecies of our Founding Fathers, we must continue to respect one another.
In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday into law.