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  Martin Luther King Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Martin Luther King Day was founded as a holiday promoted by labour unions in contract negotiations.
The day is marked by demonstrations for peace, social justice and racial and class equality, as well as a national day of volunteer community service.
Although the day is a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually not observed by small private companies except for banks.
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King was born in Atlanta, Georgia (on 105 Auburn Avenue) to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.
King was an adherent of the philosophies of nonviolent civil disobedience used successfully in India by Mahatma Gandhi, and he applied this philosophy to the protests organized by the SCLC.
King and the SCLC were instrumental in the unsuccessful protest movement in Albany, in 1961 and 1962, where divisions within the fl community and the canny, low-key response by local government defeated efforts; in the Birmingham protests in the summer of 1963; and in the protest in St.
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 Martin Luther King, Jr.
King was an adherent of the philosophies of nonviolent civil disobedience used successfully in India by Mohandas Gandhi, and he applied this philosophy to the protests organised by the SCLC.
King and the SCLC were instrumental in the unsuccessful protest movement in Albany in 1961-2, where splits within the fl community and the canny, low-key response by local government defeated the movement, in the Birmingham protests in the summer of 1963, and in the protest in St.
King was assassinated before the march on April 4, 1968, in a Memphis, Tennessee hotel room, while preparing to lead a local march in support of the heavily-fl Memphis sanitation workers' union.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/m/ma/martin_luther_king__jr_.html   (1585 words)

 Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch
Martin Luther King, Jr., was the first son and second child born to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King.
Martin Luther King entered the Christian ministry and was ordained in February 1948 at the age of nineteen at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.
King was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, by James Earl Ray.
www.lib.lsu.edu /hum/mlk/srs218.html   (1226 words)

 Martin Luther King Jr Day - Martin luther King Day History, Biography of Martin Luther king Jr.
On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child.
It is a day of intensive education and training in Martin’s philosophy and methods of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation.
It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can't read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, consoling the broken-hearted and a thousand other projects for building the beloved community of his dream.
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Martin was always taught to treat other people with respect and to settle disagreements with love instead of hate.
Martin's mother held him on her lap and said, "You are as good as anyone." Martin never forgot what his mother told him.
Martin knew that he still had a lot of work to do but he was happy with what was happening.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/martin.html   (2354 words)

 Dr. Martin Luther King Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King witnessed the birth of the State of Israel, and spoke out against those who would destroy her, stating, "Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity.
King fought for the most sacred of human rights: to live in peace with your neighbors and to stand as equals in the eyes of their fellow men and women.
This was Dr. King's dream, his legacy, and, just like the trees we plant in the Martin Luther King Memorial Forest in Israel, it grows stronger in the hearts, dreams and aspirations of the people and State of Israel.
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 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Dr. Martin Luther King Day
It was December, 1955, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
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 Martin Luther King Jr. - A Historical Examination: The King Holiday and Its Meaning
That King had close connections with individuals and groups that were openly communist is clear today, as it was clear during King's own lifetime and during the debate on the holiday bill.
The continuing indulgence of King is in part due to simple political cowardice --- fear of being denounced as a "racist" --- but also to the political utility of the King holiday for those who seek to advance their own political agenda.
In this sense, the campaign to enact the legal public holiday in honor of Martin Luther King was a small first step on the long march to revolution, a charter by which that revolution is justified as the true and ultimate meaning of the American identity.
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 Martin Luther King Junior
Today is the day when New York and the nation stop for a moment to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (United States)
King was born on January 15, 1929 and gained national prominence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
King justified his decision by stating in a 1967 speech that "we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools."
King was assassinated the next morning while he stood on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel.
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the Net - The Story of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King and the SCLC organized drives for African-American voter registration, desegregation, and better education and housing throughout the South.
King was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as someone who "had contributed the most to the furtherance of peace among men." Dr. King would divide the prize money, $54,000, among various civil rights organizations
King believed that the United States involvement in Vietnam was also a factor and that the war poisoned the atmosphere of the whole country and made the solution of local problems of human relations unrealistic
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 Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman, is considered a great American because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means.
In 1986, that day was replaced by the third Monday of January, which was declared a national holiday.
Martin Luther King was at the front of the "March on Washington." On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that day, Dr. King delivered a speech that was later entitled "I Have a Dream." The March was one of the largest gatherings of fl and white people that the nation's capital had ever seen...
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 VDARE.com: 01/05/04 - Martin Luther King Day: A Preview in Rocky Mount N.C.
In 1997 the white-run city decided to build a public park that honored King, who actually invited himself to Rocky Mount back in 1962 and delivered his usual oration about having a dream, etc. To honor King even more, the city fathers commissioned a statue of him to adorn the park and inspire everybody.
What the experiment with the King statue shows is that race remains real, at least for the fl side of the conflict.
What King was about was the same thing the statue episode is about—the awakening of one race and its gradual displacement of another.
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 Martin Luther King Jr Day - MartinLutherKing Holiday Website
King returned to the south and accepted the pastorate of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Clearly a victory for nonviolent protest, King emerged as a highly respected leader and was chosen as president of the newly formed Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
King's effectiveness began to wane as the conflicting ideals held between the non-violent SCLC supporters and the other factions became stronger, disuniting fl communities.
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Day observance is a celebration of Dr. King's birth and his legacy.
It is also a day of remembrance, and commitment to the causes and ideals to which Dr. King aspired.
The Reston celebration is held under the leadership of the Martin Luther King Jr.
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 Sheryl's Holiday Site: Martin Luther King, Jr.
In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion, it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
In the day of Jesus it came to be known as the "Bloody Pass." And you know, it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around.
When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, we will know that we are living in the creative turmoil of a genuine civilization struggling to be born.
www.sherylfranklin.com /holidays/mlking.html   (12090 words)

 Martin Luther King, Jr. - EnchantedLearning.com
Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for racial equality and civil rights in the United States of America.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Find the words in the Martin Luther King, Jr., wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia." Or go to the answers.
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 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Day is an official holiday which has been celebrated on the third Monday of January since 1986.
Internationally, King is one of the few social leaders of any country to be honored with a holiday (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is observed in India).
It was Conyers who, four days after King was assassinated in Memphis, submitted the first legislation to commemorate his birthday.
www.patriotism.org /mlk   (564 words)

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Traditions and Kids Activities
Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January.
King, a Baptist Preacher and American Civil Rights Leader, preached non-violence and worked to bring about social, political and economic equality for African-American citizens.
August 28, 1963 Dr. King marched from the Washington monument to the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of his most memorable speeches.
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King was raised by his parents to treat others with respect, no matter their color.
King attended the Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and studied important historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau.
Day of Service is a way for people to honor the memory of his teachings by giving back to the community.
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 TIME 100: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Three decades after King was gunned down on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn., he is still regarded mainly as the fl leader of a movement for fl equality.
It is only because of King and the movement that he led that the U.S. can claim to be the leader of the "free world" without inviting smirks of disdain and disbelief.
Before King and his movement, a tired and thoroughly respectable Negro seamstress like Rosa Parks could be thrown into jail and fined simply because she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus so a white man could sit down.
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 Martin Luther King
Starting with a 1958 photo of King being arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, the presentation moves through a 1960 demonstration in Chicago; to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; to King's children and wife exiting the plane that was bringing King's body for burial in Atlanta.
Papers Project's "principal mission is to publish a definitive fourteen-volume edition of King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts." Organized into sections Papers, Speeches, Sermons, Autobiography, Biography, Chronology, and Articles, some of the materials are presented for free online; links lead you to places where you can buy the full works.
This is a fine place to find the very many poignant speeches given by King; some of them are put in the context of current events, such as the tragedy in America in September of 2001.
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 A Day On! For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King later went to India, the homeland of Mahatma Ghandi, where Dr. King studied Satyagraha, Gandhi's principle of nonviolent persuasion.
In 1964, Dr. King was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as someone who "had contributed the most to the furtherance of peace among men." He divided the prize money, $54,000, among various civil rights organizations.
King continued his tireless work in Selma, Alabama, where for the first time America saw via television coverage, the brutality inflicted on a peaceful march as troopers wielded clubs, whips and tear gas on the defenseless marchers.
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 Welcome to the 2007 Raleigh-Wake King Celebration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina was chartered as a non-profit, community based organization in 1984 to serve as a multi-cultural citizen's group to help preserve the legacy and example to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Raleigh King Committee was founded and chartered by businessman and community activist Bruce E. Lightner and he served as the group's leader since it's inception.
Coretta Scott King presented the national "Keeper of the Dream" award in recognition of the group's tenacity, vigor and commitment to the ideals of universal brotherhood and justice for all.
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King sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues.
Working alongside individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, Dr. King encouraged Americans to come together to strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings.
On January 15, 2007, as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr.
www.mlkday.gov   (210 words)

 NOBLE Web: Martin Luther King Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change -- "The Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Day -- Lesson plans, a quiz and other ideas for the classroom from the Education World website
Boston Mourns Martin Luther King, April 4, 1968 -- This feature from the Mass Moments website recounts the reaction in Boston to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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