Martin Luther King Jr.’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated by America

By on Jan 17, 2011 in Events, Holidays, United States Comments

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Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 25th anniversary is celebrated by Americans as the day was declared a federal holiday. This is according to International News sites, January 16, 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an extraordinary writer, orator and public figure. His thoughts and writings inspire people join hands for a just cause. Many people believe that his writings are most especially applicable today with all the political turmoil occurring in the country.

This is an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech when he accepted his Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden in 1964.

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

The excerpt above is appropriate for the people concerned with the recent shooting rampage that happened in Tucson Arizona. In the incident, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was injured together with 13 other people, while 6 persons were killed.

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