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Celebrating MLK Day!

January 11, 2018

As we all know, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up! The question is, why do we celebrate him? Here’s why. Martin Luther King Jr., also known as the Reverend Kid, is famously known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience. He was an American Baptist and minister in Georgia. He lived from January 19th 1929-April 4th 1968, after being assassinated by James Earl Grey for his efforts to improve the world. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. King received the Nobel peace prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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