Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This day is set aside to commemorate a leader among
who changed a nation and
Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Martin Luter King Jr. was a Baptist minister
who believed he could help change the black people's role in the
Up until this time black people were expected to only sit, eat, ride
live in certain areas.
People of color had difficulty finding work.
King did this by encouraging black people
to march, boycott and show the nation through peaceful means
that black people were discriminated against because of the color of
He gave a famous speech in Washington DC on the mall called
"I Have A Dream"
where he dreamed of a day when people would be judged by the
"Content of Their Character"
He preached racial equality. .
Dr. Martin Luther King made a significant difference
and Civil Right Laws
were enacted to make sure people of color were treated with
assassinated by his enemies on April 4, 1968.
It did not stop a movement
to advance minorities in the American Society.
remembers him with respect on this day.
I Have a Dream Speech
We Shall Overcome Someday