[January 20, 2014] Today we recognize and give our respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK), whose leadership helped move the U.S. toward the ideal of eliminating racial discrimination. MLK was the leader and chief spokesperson for the civil rights movement – protesting racial discrimination in federal and state law.
MLK was largely responsible for the nonviolent protest and civil disobedience used in successfully establishing the civil rights movement. This social movement had the goal to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and pushed the enforcement of constitutional voting rights.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some good websites to visit that provides excellent information about Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a very large number of really good internet resources for MLK:
http://mlkday.gov/ — Corporation for National and Community Service (an official website of the U.S. Government)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr. — Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html — The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
http://www.mlkonline.net/ — Martin Luther King Jr. Online and in part or whole established by the family of Martin Luther King Jr.