Martin Luther King Jr. Day
It's a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
This is what two of our 1B1 students wrote about his life and achievements,
as well as Rosa Parks', another important civil rights activist.
He was born in Atlanta (USA), in 1929. He grew up in a religious family. He was a pastor, and in 1960 he was involved in different non-violent protests.
In 1963 he gave his famous speech, where he said “I have a dream”.
In 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1968 he was murdered by a sniper.
Nowadays, people remember him on the third Monday in January.
Anna García (1B1)