Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, GA, a Civil Rights leader, orator and minister (among many of his other roles) would have celebrated his 83rd birthday today, if he were still alive. The spirit of Dr. King stills resonates with the hearts of many people. President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on January 18th, 1986, declaring the 3rd Monday in January a federal holiday, recognizing Dr. King’s birthday.

Dr. King was a doer who stirred change, started a movement and drove people of many nations to action. The King Center (The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change), in Atlanta, GA maintains programming and educational resources and information about Dr. King and his legacy. To participate in activities and support the work of Dr. King, visit their website www.thekingcenter.org.

Casually speaking and all the best,
Mercedes Douglas

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