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Martin Luther King Day: Assassinated in 1968, Martin Luther King lived a very brief life, yet it was filled with many outstanding accomplishments. Martin was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most perceptible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. He had a prodigious accumulation of influence on the American society in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He believed very strongly in non-violent protests, and believed that people from all races should be created equal, as he worked to promote racial equality. In 1963, him and other leaders of the civil rights movement organized a march for equal rights in Washington, DC. This march included an astronomical crowd, bringing in over 200,000 participants, as they protesting racial discrimination in employment, racial separatism in schools, and demanding minimum wage for all workers. It was the largest gathering in Washington, DC’s history, and the site of Martin Luther King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”, which was one of his most major achievements. As a result of this march and speech, the citizens of our nation began putting pressure on the presidential administration of John F. Kennedy, encouraging them to push for civil rights laws to pass through congress and be recognized on a national level. -This is just the very brief summary of his career, the magnificent actions he has made, and his great impact on the civil right’s movement and the world. Martin Luther King was a true America hero who fought with everything in him to try and provide citizens with the things they rightfully deserved. He pushed for his fellow citizens to spread love, even to their greatest enemies. He changed the world and made it a better place for many. He is one who has inspired me deeply, to my very core, to always stand by what I believe in, with strength, dignity, integrity, compassion, and so on. -May we each day live up to his vision, may we live up to the first quote I have pictured here— from this day forward, love fiercely, with every inch of your heart and soul, spinkle love wherever you may go, to everyone you meet. Carry out King’s vision for economic and radical injustice in America. Fight tooth and nail to ensure that each and everyone of us, no matter the color of our skin, our gender, sexual orientation, etc. that we all be created equal, that we all be treated fairly. We are all human; blood, skin, bones, and feelings. As King himself has said: “We may have all come in on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.” It is our job to love eachother, because eachother is all we have. The civil right’s movement was concerned with the basics of dignity, respect, freedom, and equality. May we all continue to fight to ensure those things always, especially in honor of the grace and bravery of Martin Luther King Jr. Let his legacy live on. -Some great and meaningful quotes from the King himself below. #MLKDay

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