By Semirah A. & Cooper J.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday January 16th. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader. He was born in Atlanta Georgia January 15th 1929. He became famous in 1963 when he worked with civil rights groups to organize a march on Washington for jobs and freedom.Martin luther king Jr. day is a holiday because it honors the achievements of Martin Luther king.Martin Luther King died on April 4, 1968. He was assassinated while giving a speech. Below are some quotes from Dr. King’s various speeches.
“Out of the mountain a stone of despair.”--North Wall
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice”--Stride Toward Freedom 1958.
“Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. ”--New York City April 4, 1967.
“We must see that the society we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience”--Montgomery March 25, 1965.
“We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs ‘down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”-- Montgomery, December 5, 1955.