A day of remembrance

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He was one of the biggest voices for the Civil Rights Movement in the ’50s and the ’60s and for the rest of history before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His grandfather was a pastor and led to King Jr. being a co-pastor.

Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his devotion to power and a voice to the black community. His influence on the black community led to peaceful non-violent protests around the U.S. and pushed the civil rights movement forward. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as King Day, and MLK Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of every January. This year in 2020, it was celebrated on the 20th. This year is the 25th anniversary of MLK Day. This day was a day to remember what King did for us before his assassination in 1968. 

“On the third Monday in January as a day on, not a day off, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities,” was mentioned on www.nationalservice.gov

MLK Day is still celebrated to his day as a remembrance of one of the most powerful voices in the Civil Rights Movement. He provided a voice for the black community and fought injustice in America with his words instead of fighting back in an aggressive way. 

Martin Luther King Jr. is being taught in schools throughout America due to his involvement in the movement and many students can recognize his famous speech called “I Had a Dream,” which he gave on the march on Washington on August 28, 1963. 

His famous speech consisted of the fight for freedom in America and for more equal job opportunities for the Black community but most importantly the fight to end racism. His speech gave hope to the youth and to many more people and for that, he will forever be remembered as one of the most influential voices in history.