Monday, 16 January 2017

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY


Today, Monday 16th January, it's a special day in the USA. It is "Martin Luther King Day" (or King Day or MLK Day) and this is a federal holiday. It is celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday of January to commemorate the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (15th January 1929). 

Martin Luther King was hugely influential in the American Civil Rights Movement (despite never holding public office) and was a major advocate of non-violent activism in the struggle for the end of racial discrimination under US law. He was assassinated in 1968.


In recent years "Martin Luther King Day has been increasingly seen as a "Day of Service", when Americans are encouraged to volunteer to help the less fortunate than themselves. This federal holiday in King’s honor was created in 1983, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and first observed in January 1986. But at first not all the States joined this celebration, and only in 1993 the MLK Day was celebrated in all the States . 

Guess what I think? Martin Luther King was such a great leader he should be remembered and celebrated all over the world not only in the USA. So this post is our way to commemorate and honor his extraordinary life. 

   


Gabriele

17 comments:

  1. Very good post gabriele i love martin luther king.๐Ÿ–’

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  2. What a great man, he went down in history for his fight in favor of uman right of all races and colour...

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  3. Martin Luther king was a great man and a great leader! I like this man so much!
    Great job Gabriele!☺️

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  4. Good job Gabriele! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I like so much your post๐Ÿ˜
    He was a great and fantastic man, i like him!

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  5. Martin Luther king should be celebrated every day, all over the world ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ˜‰ Well done, Gabriele. ti

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  6. I agree with you, Gabriele.
    He was a great man, first of all he faced injustices with great courage!

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  7. He was an extraordinary man with great heart. He deserves to be celebrate❤

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  8. What a important and great man, Martin Luther King. Good job, Gabriele!

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  9. What a important and great man, Martin Luther King. Good job, Gabriele!

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  10. You've done a good post Gabriele! I think Martin Luther King was a great leader and he still is an important man for many people in the world. It is a pleasure reading your post๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Good post Gabriele! Martin Luther king was a great man!

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  12. Well done guys! Martin Luter King was a great man and one of the most important leader and I agree,he should be remembered all over the World,also in Italy!

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  13. Good post,Gabriele.
    I agree with everyone.
    Martin Luther King was one of the most important men in the history.
    I think he must be an example in our life: to fight for whatever you deserve.

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  14. I'm happy to have dicovered this celebration , it is such an important thing to remember who has played an important role in earning anti-racism laws.
    Good Gabriele

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  15. Interesting post Gabriele!! Martin Luther King is, for me, one of the most inspiring figure of the last century. He stood against racism and inequality. He delievered a message of peace not only to the American people but to the whole humankind. Unfortunately, these phenomena are still underway and I'm very disappointed about it. :(

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  16. he is one of my idols.. He was a great man. I don't have a lot of words to say... Happy birthday HERO! We will remember you forever.

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