Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream.”

Wikipedia tells us that: “The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later.”

So, this Monday we will be celebrating 32* years of MLK Day, a good reminder that we all have dreams, as he did, and we need to fuel those positive dreams into action, as he did.

*And 35 years since the signing of MLK Day into law. Thanx to classmate PAula for catching my error (31 instead of 32 years.)

 

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I clearly remember the day he was assassinated. The 60s were a violent time, with the assassination of Medgar Evers, Pres. John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Considering the peace movement of the 1960s, this decade was not peaceful!

MLK is definitely a powerful historical figure and a role model for all of us who seek peace, whatever our race, creed or color or how difficult the uphill climb to peace may be.

Take a few moments tomorrow to honor King, as well as the other leaders who died in the 1960s.


 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

2 Responses to “Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream.””

  1. Paula Says:

    The song….”Let there be peace in the world , and let it begin with me”. Be kind to someone. Peace could start at the local level. Courtesy, in some instances that I have witnessed, seems to
    be forgotten.

  2. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Terrific comment! Thanx, ellensue

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