Martin Luther King Jr. Was an influential and inspirational African American. He fought and sought for equality not just for African Americans but for all races and creed. The sacrifices he made of himself and his family is inspirational and to be commended. He was truly a man of God, purpose and focus.
No matter what your religion, race, color or creed, Martin Luther King Jr, is truly a man of inspiration and did what he felt was necessary to obtain equally for all.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who advocated social change through non-violent means. A powerful speaker and a man of great spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King was pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1954-59. There he led blacks in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56.
The proposal to make his birthday one of 10 national holidays was controversial, according to news accounts at the time. Some thought he didn’t deserve the honor. Others thought the idea was a guilt offering for slavery. Still others thought the day should commemorate civil rights generally. But as President Ronald Reagan said in proclaiming the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “Dr. King’s was truly a prophetic voice that reached out over the chasms of hostility, prejudice, ignorance and fear to touch the conscience of America.