Every year on the third Monday of January,
Americans celebrate the life and legacy of the extraordinary Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. (MLK). It is thanks to the vision and courage of this tireless
clergyman turned civil rights activist that America is today a nation where
everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin.
Read news article Who was ... Martin Luther King Jr.? By Meera Dolasia on January 21, 2013
Minister, saint, hero, civil rights activist - These are the words often used to describe Martin Luther King. However he was considered a visionary by President Barack Obama.So who was this amazing man that single handedly spearheaded America's civil rights movement?
Read news article Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Dream By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2011
In 1963, a Baptist clergy man turned civil
rights leader called Martin Luther King, Jr. rocked the American public with a
poignont speech. Entitled'I Have a Dream', it's
message can be summarized with this single line -'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
Today, over 40 years after his death, we still honor this great man and his passion for equality. In the USA, his life is celebrated on the third Monday of every January. Let us not just reflect on his life and achievements, but also think about what we dream, wish for this difficult world we live in. Use the Padlet below to share your thoughts with us.
Did you know that one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s advisers had recommended that he leave out the "I have a dream" phrase for his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963? Luckily, King ignored that recommendation. Read Martin Luther King's pearls of wisdom to help remind you of the power of a vision and write a quality comment about the quote that touched you the most!.