Every year at this time we are reminded of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 17th is the day that the nation will honor his deeds and his memory. Many of us may remember those restless times, when a whole race of people were fighting for their rights. Some of us are just learning about Dr. King.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - More Than Just "A Dream"
On Monday, January 21st, MCPL will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On that day, his speech, "I Have a Dream," will be repeated many times. One of the most famous and inspiring orations in all of history, it has come to define Dr. King’s legacy. Its impact cannot be underestimated. However, because of the tremendous focus on that one speech, many of the other contributions King made to our country have been forgotten.
Sometimes we wonder, “can I change the world?" And the answer is yes. If you are passionate enough, one person can change an entire nation. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of these passionate people. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 as Michael King, Jr. to the parents of Michael King, Sr. and Alberta Williams. At fifteen, he entered college to begin his bachelor studies. By the time King was nineteen, he was an ordained minister with a sociology degree in hand.