A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jada Barksdale

On November 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill saying that every third Monday of January is Martin Luther King Jr day and it wasn’t celebrated until 1986; it took 15 years for MLK day to be a national holiday. Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta GA on January 15, 1929 and he was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement. Sadly on April 4, 1968 he was assassinated. Before Mr. King died, he did a lot that took an impact on everyone’s lives.  One of his most famous speeches is “I Have A Dream” and that speech has inspired many people to do different things in life. In addition to that, in 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In conclusion let us remember one of the most powerful quotes by Dr. King, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive hate; only love can do that.”