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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo

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This book is a beautifully-rendered study of Martin Luther King Jr.s life, told in simple, straightforward language for even the youngest of readers to understand. Pinkneys scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations convey both the strength and gentleness of Kings character. Both text and art carry his central message of peace and brotherhood among all people.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2013: How Far Have We Come?

Martin Luther King Jr.

On Nov. Martin Luther King Jr. Conyers worked in the Civil Rights Movement in the s and was elected to Congress in , where he championed the Voting Rights Act of Four days after King's assassination in , Conyers introduced a bill that would make Jan. But Congress was unmoved by Conyers' entreaties and though he kept reviving the bill, it kept failing in Congress. Louis emulated in Other localities followed, but it was not until the s that Congress acted on Conyers' bill.

Martin Luther King Jr. Born in Atlanta , King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience , inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia , and helped organize the nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He helped organize the March on Washington , where he delivered his famous " I Have a Dream " speech. On October 14, , King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

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The fight to make Martin Luther King Jr. He was born on January 15, in Atlanta. But the King holiday is marked on the third Monday in January. A second battle took place to get individual states to also recognize the holiday, with often emotional disagreements in two states. Today, the King holiday serves multiple purposes: It honors the total legacy of King; focuses on the issue of civil rights; highlights the use of nonviolence to promote change; and calls people into public service. The struggle to get the holiday recognized reflects all these topics, along with some interesting twists and turns along the way.

Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement , which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.

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 the day became a holiday. Like, why do we celebrate it on a Monday and what was Stevie Wonder's role? Plans were underway to designate a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 8, , Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. The next year, Jan.

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