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Luther King

Luther King

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January 14, 2009

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 19, the nation honors one of history's most important civil rights leaders
On January 19, the nation will pause to remember civil rights hero with a national holiday. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most influential and respected civil rights leaders of the 1950s and 60s. King inspires then the world and helps create laws that ensure fairness and equality for all Americans. A firm supporter of bringing about change with nonviolent protest, King's own life ends violently when he was shot on April 4, 1968.

In the Spirit of King's Dream

All across the country, people will remember King's efforts and honor his legacy. In addition to public ceremonies and commemorative marches, thousands will participate in service projects. Throughout his life, King advocates lifting up the less AP fortunate and empowering the voiceless by attending Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to marchers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Aug. to their basic needs: 28, 1963 providing food and shelter, teaching them to read. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, individuals and service groups will conduct food drives, community clean-ups, literacy workshops and more. To find a project in your area, go to www.mlkday.gov. The King family, along with many others who champion the rights-leader's legacy, encourage all Americans to make the holiday "a day on, not a day off." That is a notion that would surely please King.

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