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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Private Home Health Care wishes everyone a meaningful MLK Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated in 1986. It commemorates the life and legacy for Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated himself to peace, respect, and tolerance. He was a leader in the Civil Rights movement, preaching nonviolence and equality for all Americans.

MLK was a remarkable person. He entered college at age 15, and in addition to a bachelor’s degree in sociology, he went on to become an ordained minister and earn his PhD. In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action.

However, the road was not easy. The civil rights leader went to jail 29 times. He was arrested for acts of civil disobedience and on trumped-up charges, such as when he was jailed in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1956 for driving 30 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone.

MLK was the most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. However, his legacy lives on as we strive to make the world a better place. Private Home Health Care embraces Dr. King’s message of peace, tolerance, nonviolence, equal rights, and service to others.

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