Sunday, 15 January 2012

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. If you want to read more about Martin Luther King, click here.

Now, after reading a little bit about MLK, you can have a look at this video. This is his most famous speech.

Have a look at part of Martin Luther King’s speech. Try to fill in the gaps with the words in the box. Here you have the keys.

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