Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech!

Many in the United States take today off of work in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Had he lived, yesterday, January 15, 2012, would have been the U.S. civil rights leader’s 83rd birthday — and thus, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. King has become one of the most respected figures of the 20th Century — if not of all time.  He is credited with bringing equal rights to African Americans, and tangentially, many other minority groups.  Even after his assassination in 1968, his legacy as well as his moving speeches have inspired people to follow in Dr. King’s path.

“If you can’t fly, run.  If you can’t run, walk.  If you can’t walk, crawl.  But by all means, keep moving!”  — MLK Jr.

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