Monday, January 21, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington D.C., United States of America"
Photo by Brian Kraus on Unsplash

WOOF! MEOW! Today, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a holiday- a day off from work and school in memory of his life and work in civil rights.

Meow, Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968, was a Baptist minister and social rights activist during the 1950s and '60s. He was a leader in the American civil rights movement who organized many peaceful protests including the famous "March on Washington." Barkingly, he was the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is remembered for his infamous speech in Washington, "I Have a Dream."

In 1964, he won the Nobel Peace Prize! At the time, he was the youngest person to have received the honor.

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