Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day! I’m reminded that kids all across the country get to stay home from school today and make snowmen or snow forts, at least here in the midwest. Kids in other parts of the country might be playing on the beach. 🙂
Additionally, there is no mail or banking today because this country has taken a day to observe the life and sacrifice of Dr. King. I, along with many others, do have to work today. However, that doesn’t mean I cannot observe the significance of this day, this man and the sacrifice he made for civil rights in our country.
The Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I suppose there could be someone reading my blog from another country who isn’t fully aware of exactly who MLK is so I’ll give a brief summary. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology. He was a Christian minister and an activist/spokesperson for the civil rights movement. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929, and assassinated on April 4th, 1968. What made King’s work so powerful is that he believed in advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience.