Today we celebrate the birth of a great American! The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, but his birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of the month!
The Reverend Dr. King was a Baptist minister, and a key leader in the Civil Rights Movement! He was jailed 29 times for his advocacy of non-violent, civil disobedience, as a tool to fight for the rights of black Americans! On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee! He was 39 years old!
Today we honor his legacy, and recognize his sacrifice to make his country a better place! Happy birthday Dr. King!