MLK’s Dream Is Yet To Come True

This Friday marks the beginning of the MLK celebration weekend.

Today thousands of people are celebrating the birthday of a great African-American minister and activist who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Numerous celebrations, meetings, marches and events have already begun in honor of MLK.

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Martin Luther’s birthday became a federal holiday in 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill it to set aside the third Monday in January to remember the civil rights pioneer and Atlanta native.

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In 1966 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a hearty speech about his dream. “We are tired of living in rat-infested slums,” he said. “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children.”

 

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It’s sad to acknowledge that no matter how hard MLK tried to bring peace and freedom to his brothers and sisters his dream is yet to come true.

 

 

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