Peace Day

We celebrated yesterday the International Day for Peace, to remember the day when Gandhi was assassinated. Gandhi is very well-know and I would like to bring here today someone who is also related to Peace day.

There is a very important person who was very much inspired by Gandhi, Martin Luther King. Do you know him?

In the USA, there is even a holiday to mark his birthday! It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.

King was an activist for  nonviolence (in the 50s in America) in the civil rights movement  which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated for his ideas.

He is one of my heros. Have you got any heroes, someone you admire?

Here is a video with a song which summarizes his main ideas

You can also listen to one of his most famous speechs here.

 

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