Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

the Torch

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up, it is important to know the true reason for why we celebrate his accomplishments. Martin Luther King Junior was and is still to this day one of the most influential historical figures. Martin Luther was an American Baptist minister and activist who soon became a spokesman and leader during the Civil Rights movement. M.L.K believed in the equal rights of all human beings disregarding their race. On August 28th, 1963 Martin Luther lead the Famous “March on Washington” which took place at the Lincoln Memorial was the march to┬ájobs and freedom. This event attracted thousands of people, on this day M.L.K also gave his famous “I have a Dream” speech, that changed the attitude and mindset of the economy. After this speech, the economy had shifted and was the beginning of the start of the thought of segregation coming to an end.

Martin Luther King Jr. standing to wave at a crowd of people

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