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MLK Day

on January 21, 2013

Today is Martin Luther King Day, which is celebrated in the U.S. It’s a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (His birthday is January 15 and is observed on the third Monday in January to allow for a long weekend).

Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for his (peaceful) role in the U.S. civil rights movement that sought equality for African Americans under state and federal law.

MLK, Jr. Day was established following his assassination in 1968.

Best known for his “I have a dream” speech, there are far too many quote worthy sayings attributed to MLK, Jr.

Here’s one I ponder regularly:

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Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Whether you’re American matters not. We can all learn from the life of MLK, Jr.

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