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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

February’s comment is devoted to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day. It is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., on the third Monday of January. Dr. King’s birthday is January 15. 

Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist, and a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968. His most famous address was the “I Have A Dream” speech, the theme of our poster comment.

In 1968, shortly after Dr. King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honour him. It was endorsed in 1976. Musician Stevie Wonder gave his support to MLK Day with his single “Happy Birthday” together with a petition containing six million signatures. The bill became law in 1983 and Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986.

Martin. Luther King Day is really a time think about the freedom, equality and the dignity of all the people without any social barrier.

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