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Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on this day, January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and African American Civil Rights Movement leader, combated racial inequality up until his assassination on April 4th. However, his words continue to inspire many today.

Listen to Martin Luther King’s Address at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963 in memory and celebration.

Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When it comes to blacks protesting and rioting after the recent police brutality and injustice, racist conservatives always say blacks should think like Dr. King. They know many blacks are unaware about the radical side of him since schools don’t teach it. Here’s what Dr. King would tell those racists.

Do you know today is Malcolm X’s birthday? I doubt it. However, if it was Dr. King’s birthday, we wouldn’t hear the end of it. [And I’m not trying to take away from Dr. King because he definitely played a huge role in why we’ve advanced in today’s society.] What about Malcolm? Did he not help us too? Where is his day of observation? Why don’t we get a day off of school or work because of his work in the Civil Rights Movement? The U.S government is hilarious.. They some fufu people. Funny how they celebrate and cherish Dr. King because he fought against them PEACEFULLY [once again, I’m not taking away from King] but they don’t care about Malcolm because he was very stern and rough with his approach to gain equality for his people. Do you people notice? The U.S government liked and preferred the gentle opposition to something they did that treated us like shit! To them, it’s like Malcolm had no right to do whatever it took to defend himself. Y’all were chasing us with dogs, watering us down with hoses, easily throwing us behind bars, lynching and beating us with bars, and setting fire to our homes for crying out loud! Anyway, Happy Birthday to Malcolm X, a revolutionary and brave man and activist that has played a major role in why we are where we are today as a collective unit. I don’t know about the rest of America but you are deeply appreciated by me and I am so grateful for what you’ve done for us. Your legacy and power lives on forever. Rest in paradise, king.

Malcolm X
May 19, 1925 — February 21, 1965

Sometimes I wonder if people actually care about his birthday, or if they’re more happy that they have a day off of school because of this man, especially since I haven’t seen anyone on the tag dedicate anything to him. All I’ve seen were happy birthday posts about Aaliyah.

Happy belated birthday, Martin Luther King.