Martin Luther king Jr day

Martin Luther king Jr day

Savannah Walraven

Who is Martin Luther King Jr?

Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was alive for 39 years before getting shot on April 4th, 1968 due to a gunshot wound.

He is most well known for his “I Have a Dream” speech, which he performed in Washington DC on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King Jr  is very important to American civil rights history.

Why do we have Martin Luther King Jr day?

This day honors MLK’s hard efforts and achievements. It also celebrates the equality in society that MLK always dreamed of.

It is very safe to say that the date January 16th is a very special date to all races in America, as it shows how far we’ve come and how close we are to having no segregation or racism in America.

Is there still racism in America?

It is sad to say there is still a long way to go before we completely get rid of racism, as there are still people who believe people of color shouldn’t have as many rights as white people. But, there are also many people who peacefully protest and genuinely want to make a change.

The world will never be perfect, and that’s alright, but we can still be the best version of ourselves to get the most out of the world.