Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered
Photo Credit: Adam Skoczylas, Pentagram Photographer
Jim Lucas, special guest speaker for the Jan. 12 celebration of the birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performs parts of the civil rights leader's speeches, one of which was Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Dr. King was born in Atlanta Jan. 15, 1929; he was ordained a minister in 1947; became a pastor of a church in Montgomery, Ala., in 1954; led a bus boycott in 1955-56; led the march on Washington in 1963; was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; and was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. He was 39 years old. Check this web site -- http://mlkday.gov -- for information on making sure the holiday is "a day on, not a day off."
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