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Martin Luther King Day

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 9:57 PM


American Dream by JournalMTW
Martin Luther King jr.
* 15. january 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
† 4. April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee (aged 39)


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Martin Luther King jr. was best known for his role in advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. He became a civil rights activist early in his career.

1955 he led Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1957 he helped Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he serving as it's first president.
The King's efforts led to 1963 March on Washington, where the King delivered his "I have a Dream" speech.

October 14 1964, Martin Luther King jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating recial inequality thought nonviolence.

In the next few years leading up to his death, he focused to include poverty and the Vietnam War.
The King was planning a national occupation of Washington D.C., called the Poor People's Campign.

The king was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

1977 he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.
2004 Martin Luther King jr Day was established as an U.S. federal holiday.

Source is Wikipedia.

January 21
It is Martin Luther King Day!
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
From the bottom of my DA heart to yours I want to take the time out in thanking you for making MLK Tribute Journal this I truly appreciate greatly! :clap:
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TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Great article. MLK was really an icon.
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
Yes, he was.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
:la: Great article!
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cinyu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :glomp:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
:tighthug:
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Skytch Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Happy MLK Day! :D
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happycry: happy Martin Luther King Day!
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Spectral-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is on my birthday? O_O

Not American but Happy Martin Luther King Day~:heart:
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cinyu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Than, I wish you alot of fun today! :dummy: Happy birthday and Happy Martin Luther King day! :glomp:
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