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Martin Luther King, Jr

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

The woman who inspired Martin Luther King’sI Have a Dreamspeech

Vox – ‎18 minutes ago‎
Without Mahalia Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dreamspeech might never have happened. Jackson, known as the Queen of Gospel, was a musical legend who helped bring gospel from church to mass audiences. She mentored Aretha …

For shame, Chicago. Why have you not fulfilled King’s Dream?

Chicago Tribune – ‎3 hours ago‎
As we observe King’s birthday on Monday, Chicagoans also must acknowledge a more ominous milestone. Since the start of the New Year, more than 100 people have been shot in the city, most of them young African-Americans shot by other young …

The Economics Behind Martin Luther King’sI Have a DreamSpeech

Fortune – ‎1 hour ago‎
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t just a dreamer. He was a dream weaver. Certainly, he understood the power of rhetoric, and he possessed a commanding ability to inspire with his lofty orations. But in order to alchemize his vision of America, he had

Watch: Martin Luther King’sI Have A Dreamspeech on MLK Day (Video)

MassLive.com – ‎3 hours ago‎
A little over 52 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” address at the March on Washington. More than 200,000 people gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963. The event’s intention was

6 Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” Quotes About Social Equality That We

Bustle – ‎2 hours ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most powerful and inspiring men and social activists in our history. And, nothing demonstrates his incredible insight and influence like the many impactful quotes from his “I Have a Dreamspeech.

I Have A DreamMartin Luther King Jr. Speech: Watch, Read Full Transcript Of

International Business Times – ‎18 hours ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history when he declared in a booming voice, “I have a dream.” At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King spoke to an estimated 250,000 people who gathered …
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: MLK quotes, inspirations

AL.com – ‎4 hours ago‎
That quote sums up much of the philosophy of King, who has a federal holiday dedicated to him today, Jan. 18. AL.com has compiled some additional quotations that help capture the essence ofKing and his fight for justice. Some are compiled from the MLK …

Martin Luther King Quotes: 21 Inspirational Sayings For MLK Day 2016

International Business Times – ‎3 hours ago‎
The United States is set Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Decades after his death, King’s words continue to ring true for many people across the country and the world. In fact, in the last

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: Remembering the Leader Through Pictures

Heavy.com – ‎11 hours ago‎
It’s Martin Luther King Day 2016 and we take time to remember MLK Jr., a true civil rights leader, whose life changed our nation’s history. He is most famous for his “I Have a Dream Speech” and he was taken from the world far too soon at the age of 39

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016: What MLK Day is and why we need it in 2016

Metro – ‎8 hours ago‎
In the US, Martin Luther King Jr Day is a Federal holiday that falls on the third Monday of every January, in honour of the birthday of the Civil Rights Movement spokesperson and figurehead. Although King was assassinated in 1968, the holiday wasn’t

MLK Day 2016: Black Economic Justice Agenda Inspired By Martin Luther King, Jr

International Business Times – ‎3 hours ago‎
MLK-01 The U.S. black unemployment rate has been double the rate of white unemployment for decades. Photo: IBT/Hanna Sender. Black-white socioeconomic disparities have existed since U.S. slavery was abolished in the 19th century, but economists and …

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes & Poems for MLK Day 2016

Heavy.com – ‎10 hours ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most inspirational civil rights leaders in our nation’s history. He was an amazing speaker, a Nobel Prize Winner, and the voice of equality. He fought for courage, love and freedom, as did his wife Coretta Scott King.

Martin Luther King Day 2016: Are Banks Open? A Full List Of What’s Open And

The Inquisitr – ‎15 hours ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 has arrived, but folks who want to know if banks are open or are trying to plan a trip to the post office might have a hard time knowing what’s open and what’s closed. The holiday, celebrated on Monday, honors the late

MLK Day 2016: Tampa’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade; parking

ABC Action News – ‎2 hours ago‎
MLK Day 2016: St. Petersburg’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Parade; parking and traffic info – · MLK Day 2016: Tampa’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade; parking and traffic info – St · Community mourns loss of “wonderful people

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Remembering The Beloved Civil Rights Leader

Hollywood Life – ‎11 hours ago‎
His incredible work and legacy will always be remembered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin was a young, influential reverend who had just moved to Montgomery, AL with his family when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to move …

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: Best Tribute Quotes & Memes

Heavy.com – ‎11 hours ago‎
Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader for African-American civil rights. Dr. King’s genius was proven in his many speeches. Read the best quotes here and learn more about the making of Martin Luther

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: Top 10 Quotes to Remember MLK

Heavy.com – ‎14 hours ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. was a man about love, service and freedom. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we have his top 10 best, most memorable quotes from his life. Whether it was his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech or any one of his inspirational …

Are the Banks Open on Martin Luther King Day 2016?

Heavy.com – ‎14 hours ago‎
It can get confusing whether or not banks and credit unions are open or closed on this day. That’s because even though Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday, the day off work only applies to only federal employees. Private businesses, such as

MLK Day 2016: 12 best quotes from civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr

International Business Times UK – ‎6 hours ago‎
MLK Day is an American Federal holiday that commemorates the birth of humanitarian activistMartin Luther King Jr, who acted as the leader of the African-American Civil Rights movement from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

MLK Day 2016: St. Petersburg’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Parade

ABC Action News – ‎2 hours ago‎
MLK Day 2016: St. Petersburg’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Parade; parking and traffic info. The MLK Family Fun Festival held after the parade. WFTS Webteam. 9:25 AM, Jan 18, 2016. 2 hours ago. Previous Next. MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade in …

Events scheduled across southeast Louisiana in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.Day

WDSU New Orleans – ‎3 hours ago‎
John Bel Edwards will also be remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will take part in a ceremony in state capital where he’ll be speaking during the Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative celebration. The event will take place at Mt. Zion First

MLK Day 2016: What’s Open, Closed? Banks, Post Offices, DMVs Plan ForMartin

International Business Times – ‎Jan 17, 2016‎
It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the federal holiday that celebrates the birthday and legacy of the civil rights icon credited with winning anti-discrimination and voting rights for African-Americans. The holiday has been officially observed since

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016: 5 Hip-Hop Songs Inspired By MLK

Design & Trend – ‎1 hour ago‎
While it may seem like Malcom X gets all the love in hip-hop when rappers get political, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has also inspired a few songs. From The Game’s letter to him, to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five making a whole song about him

Confederate flag’s removal turns Martin Luther King Day into celebration

Fox News – ‎3 hours ago‎
Attorney General Loretta Lynch was to be the keynote speaker at a National Action Network KingDay Awards program and FBI Director James Comey planned to lead a government wreath-laying service at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.

When Is Martin Luther King Day 2016? 15 Facts, Including Who He Was Named

International Business Times – ‎Jan 17, 2016‎
Here are 15 little-known facts about King, collected from the King Center, CNN and the History Channel: 1. He was born Jan. 15, 1929, as Michael King. But his dad later renamed him afterMartin Luther, the monk who started the Protestant Reformation in …

MLK Day: Why on Monday and what was Stevie Wonder’s role?

USA TODAY – ‎Jan 16, 2016‎
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January every year, and while many people know the day is in recognition of King’s birthday, not many are familiar with how theday became a holiday. Like, why do we celebrate it on a

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: What’s open, what’s closed

OregonLive.com – ‎Jan 16, 2016‎
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: What’s open, what’s closed. AX009_6A3E_9.JPG. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shown here in his last public appearance April 3, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. The holiday in his honor is this coming Monday, Jan. 18. (Charles …

What is Open and Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016?

SavingAdvice.com – ‎Jan 17, 2016‎
The third Monday in January has been designated as a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. In 2016, this day falls on Monday, January 18. Like many other holidays that are recognized as “federal holidays” in the United States, it can be

Martin Luther King Jr.: 9 things about 2016 holiday honoring late civil rights

AL.com – ‎5 hours ago‎
Fifteen years after King’s assassination, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the third Monday of January as Martin Luther King Jr. National holiday. It had first been proposed in late 1968 and was reintroduced – without success – almost

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: Government offices closed; trash pickup and

The Elkhart Truth – ‎16 hours ago‎
A portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. is seen through the cross windows at Community Missionary Baptist Church during the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth). Tori Fater. Posted

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016: 7 Facts That Might Surprise You About MLK Jr.

Latin Times – ‎11 hours ago‎
Many people know of Martin Luther King Jr.’s best accomplish as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement but there are lots of surprises that many people may not know. Such as MLK Jr. has about 20 honorary degrees from numerous colleges and universities

4 Ways To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day In 2016

Latin Times – ‎11 hours ago‎
Every third Monday of January is a day to celebrate the memory of African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Jr. is known for his non-violent approach to peace in the United States and is also known as one of the greatest orators

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: What’s open, what’s closed in NJ

NJ.com – ‎5 hours ago‎
Monday is national day of service in honor Martin Luther King, Jr., so some services throughout the Garden State will be closed. Here’s what’s open and closed in New Jersey. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail and its offices will be closed

The 15 Best Sales of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016

NerdWallet (blog) – ‎Jan 16, 2016‎
If you need a good reason to go shopping this holiday weekend, retailers have one for you. Many stores will be offering winter discounts and clearance promotions in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, and we’ve compiled the best offerings

Martin Luther King Day 2016: See full list of what’s open and closed on MLK Day

Examiner.com – ‎9 hours ago‎
Since there is some uncertainty as to whether a business can or is willing to close its doors in honor of the civil rights leader, it is advisable to check online or make a brief phone call to confirm as to what’s open or closed on Martin Luther King

MLK Day 2016: Selma, The Butler and other great Martin Luther King Jr films to

International Business Times UK – ‎Jan 17, 2016‎
Five decades after his death, Martin Luther King Jr remains one of the most celebrated figures in history. Millions around the US will unite on MLK Day (18 January) to mark what would have been his 87th birthday on 15 January 2016. The life

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