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 MLK day. I have such a admiration for this man. He showed the world what the power of people coming together can do. As a young black male he is the driving force for me always wanting to better myself.
Rest in Peace and Happy Birthday.
Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having their legs cut off, and then being condemned for being a cripple.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “Where Do We Go From Here 1967
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.