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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. – January, 15


Indonesia, January 15, 2012

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. >> can I say that was prophetic words, he was assassinated the next day #MLKDay

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968).

At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, it is called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Following President George H. W. Bush’s 1992 proclamation, the holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, near the time of King’s birthday. On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty U.S. states. Arizona (1992), New Hampshire (1999) and Utah (2000) were the last three states to recognize the holiday. Utah previously celebrated the holiday at the same time but under the name Human Rights Day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

Main article: Sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Some of Martin Luther King Jr. quotes :

″A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.″

″Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.″

″A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.″

″To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.″

″Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.″

″… not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.″

Peace and Blessings !

With Love,

kei

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~ by keishinta on January 17, 2012.

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