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UnCategorized Since 1983, the third Monday of each January has been observed as Martin Luther King Jr. Day across the United States of America. Nowhere is the day held in such reverence as in King’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. The inspirational civil rights activist was born here on January 15, 1929, and went on to be.e one of the most influential figures in mid-20th century politics. It would be the Montgomery Bus Boycott – one of the most significant events in civil rights – that would see King be.e a widely prominent figure in the black .munity and send shockwaves across the USA. Greatly inspired by the non-violent protest techniques of Gandhi, King pursued the ideals of moral and civil unity as a prime force behind the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). It was as a representative of the SCLC that King would go on to deliver arguably the most famous speech in history. During the March on Washington, in which more than 300,000 protesters gathered before the Lincoln Memorial, King would deliver the word’s that are so often quoted and will doubtless be passed on to generations to .e. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech is without doubt one of the most powerful ever delivered, and was a moving deliverance for racial unity and harmony. Two years after the March on Washington, the march to Selma, Montgomery – and the resultant ‘Bloody Sunday’ violence – would be followed by the equally powerful address that has be.e known as ‘How Long, Not Long’. In the final years of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. would strive relentlessly to promote the virtues of racial equality, as well as causing outcry over his opposition to the war in Vietnam. But at 6.01pm on April 4, 1968, one of modern history’s greatest and most significant protagonists would be assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and ever since conspiracy theorists have voiced myriad contentions as to the actual proceedings surrounding his death. Whatever the circumstances, the legacy of King can be felt to this day, and none more so than in 2009. It is fitting, therefore, that this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes place on January 19. For, just 24 hours later, the country which King so greatly loved will inaugurate its very first black president, Barack Obama. The influence that King has had for this event to happen cannot, and should not, be overlooked. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: