Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Black History!

Happy Black HisStory Month!
We Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968) was an American Clergyman, Activist, and Prominent Leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
King best known for being an Iconic Figure for Civil Rights in the United States and Around the World, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Martin Luther King, Jr. married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. The Kings had four children Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King.
In 1955 Mr. King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech".
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end Racial Segregation and Racial Discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
King was Awarded with The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. Federal Holiday in 1986.
Happy Black History!

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