January 15, 1929. Does this date ring a bell? Well it should. On this day, eighty-six years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
The son of a Baptist pastor, he followed in his father’s footsteps, then went on to lead the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and to speak out against the Vietnam war.
In 1955 Dr. King organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated nonviolent civil disobedience to end racial segregation. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence and arrest, but King and his followers persisted.
His inspiration, leadership and eloquence helped tens of millions claim the fundamental rights of citizenship, and changed the face of a nation.
Sharn Enterprises would like to join the millions of other Americans today in honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
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