The minister and revolutionary led the Civil Right Movement with non-violent protests in Alabama and Georgia. The Noble Peace Prize winner is responsible for giving arguably one of the most important speeches in our nation’s history, the infamous I Have a Dream Speech. It’s definitely one of the most important speeches in African American history.
There were many assassination attempts on Dr. King’s life during his crusade for social equality; he was even stabbed with a letter opener at a book signing. This didn’t stop him though; he continued to be a spokesperson for peace and equality until the day he died. No wonder he’s the second most admired person in the world with at least 900 streets named after him around the world!
So while you’re enjoying the 20th remember exactly WHY you are and take some time to say “thank you” and honor Dr. King.