Jan 13, 2010

Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights leader, click for my unborn human rights message and videosThe one thing I love is to learn and teach my children about the great people and events that impact our world in the past and today! One of those people is Dr Martin Luther King Jr, what a great Man Of Peace, we love to read about him and did that today.

This month we celebrate his and many others achievements in the Civil Rights Movement, giving black people the right to live free, as we all deserve! Born and Unborn I may add....

I especially love his message of peace, Dr Martin Luther King Jr taught that "We must meet hate with love" and "If pushed, do not push back, if struck do not strike back"

Martin Luther King Jr was born Jan 5, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. He loved to learn and quickly learned that he was just as good as anyone else and created for success! By the age of fifteen he attended college and by the age of eighteen following in his fathers footsteps he became an ordained minister on Feb 25, 1948.

By 1955 he was finished with his studies and was then called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, that same year he lead the bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama 1955-1956, that event lead to a change in the law giving blacks the right to sit any ware they wanted on a bus, blacks could no longer legally be forced to give up their seats to white passengers.

Aug 28, 1963 Dr King gives his famous "I have a dream" speech in Washington D.C.

He said...

"I have a dream, that one day, in our nation, people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character"

Dr Martin Luther King Jr won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, that same year the Civil Rights Act was passed and the next year the Voting Rights Act of 1965 protecting the rights of people from all races and religions.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr a great leader and man of peace and courage. This is a great topic to study in your home and teach to your children.
My thoughts, from the moment of conception we are created equal and good we deserve the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we deserve the right to laugh, love and play!

You are created for success!

Thanks for reading....


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Joanne .. great people come from all walks of life - and the struggles go on. Dr Martin Luther King made so much possible.

Having lived in South Africa - Nelson Mandela stands out as a present day inspiration .. I recommend his book "Long Walk to Freedom" - you'll learn a bit about Africa, as well as apartheid there, and his approach to his imprisonment and subsequent release - how he doesn't hold a grudge = a living example. Perhaps the Library can get it for you?

Good to read your post - live your dreams .. thanks -
Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

lifeisagift said...

Thanks Hilary for the comment I will have to read that some day.

I hope you have had a great birthday many wishes and blessings!

Dottie said...

this is a great blog!

lifeisagift said...

Thank you Dottie for the nice comment!