“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m willing to bet most Americans don’t know what today is, unless of course they have the day off from work. I’m also willing to bet that even fewer have ever listened to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I have A Dream’ speech, despite being a masterpiece of rhetoric.
Listening to this speech is something I’ve made a habit out of for the past four years. It is a fine example of what Martin Luther King stood for – a UNITED States of America. If you’ve never taken the time to listen to this speech, why not do it today? If you have listened to it, why not listen to it again?
Some facts on the holiday:
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15.
Martin Luther King Day represents one of four federal holidays that commemorates an individual person.
The holiday is celebrated every year on the third Monday in January.
The holiday was first celebrated in 1986 but was not fully observed in all 50 states until 2000.