Date of birth: January 15, 1929
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Date of death: April 4, 1968 (aged 39)
Place of death: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Movement: African-American Civil Rights Movement and Peace movement
Major organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
To celebrate the Martin Luther King Day holiday in a different way, President Barack Obama volunteered with his family, wife Michelle Obama and his two daughters at a local school on Monday. He tested his talents as a painter while painting dancing fruits on the cafeteria walls. This was to promote awareness against unhealthy junks and encourage healthy eating habits. This way, he also emphasized the importance of extending community service in the USA. Obama, who was joined by his wife mainly in the volunteering service, visited the middle school early in the day. For the first lady, it has been a part of her fighting childhood obesity cause which has been one of her most prominent issues she is fighting for since coming to the White House.
The apple that Obama painted was a cartoon character flexing its muscles.
He told the reporters, “After a painful week where so many of us were focused on tragedy, it’s good for us to remind ourselves what this country is all about.” He certainly referred to the tragic shooting in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including a U.S. congresswoman. He felt that these kind of activities are much needed to remind the US people about the true values of humanity and the country.
He later added, “This kind of service project is what’s best in us and we’re thrilled with everybody who is participating.” The day also turned Mrs. Obama 47. She was greeted with a version of “Happy Birthday” after she entered the cafeteria. She was seemingly touched, but a little embarrassed as well. She said, “All right let’s get to work. This is embarrassing.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (planned)
Alma mater: Morehouse College Crozer TheologicalSeminary Boston University Religion: Baptist
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on 15th January, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Martin Luther King Jr. father Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and mother Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King Jr. married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953
Four children were born to Dr. and Mrs. King:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded honorary degrees from various colleges and universities.
|1929||Martin Luther King Jr. born on January 15, in Atlanta, Georgia|
|1948||Graduates from Morehouse College|
|1953||Marries Coretta Scott|
|1955||Earns a doctoral degree|
|1956||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s house is bombed|
|1958||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. publishes his first book, Stride Toward Freedom|
|1963||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.|
|1964||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize|
|1968||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee|
|1986||Martin Luther King Jr. Day is declared a national holiday in the U.S.|
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is United States Federal Holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed every year January, 3rd Monday. President Reagan in 1983, November 2nd signed a bill creating a United States federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. day is observed 1st time on 1986, January 20.
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