Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

We think we know the man we’re honoring today because of his accomplishments, but there is so much more to him than those already well-known facts.  Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. became an activist and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.  This man became most well known for his advancement of civil rights and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  What I didn’t know, however, was a lot more about the man himself, his story, his struggles and the personal accomplishments that he achieved in his too short 39 years.  After learning more about him, I really have more admiration for the man than I had before.  Overcoming many obstacles and achieving many successes at such an early age, he remained true to himself, his values, and his beliefs.  That’s something to admire, both in a leader and in an individual. Continue reading “Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.”