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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2010 Tribute - Hear His Speeches Today

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Today's special show is dedicated to the incomparable, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest civil rights leaders the world has ever known. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaigns/speeches deeply expresses freedom, dignity, equality and hope. His messages ring just as powerful (and much needed) today as they ever did.

Today's show: His speeches and your thoughts and poems.

* Born Jan. 15, 1929, Atlantic, GA.
* Dec. 1, 1955: Joined the Bus Boycott.
* Nov. 13, 1956: Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal - victory for the boycott.
* 1957: formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights.
* April 1963: From a jail, King wrote, Letter from Birmingham Jail.
* May 10, 1963: Birmingham, stores, restaurants, and schools were desegregated & blacks were employed.
* June 23, 1963: MLK lead a Freedom Walk in Detroit.

* August 28, 1963: March on Washington (nearly 250,000) - largest civil rights demonstration in history - He delivered his speech, I HAVE A DREAM.
* Dec. 10, 1964: Received the Nobel Peace Prize.
* June 1966: King and others begin the March Against Fear through the South.
* July 10 1966: King initiates a campaign to end discrimination in housing, employment, and schools in Chicago.
* Nov. 27 1967: King announces the inception of the Poor People's Campaign focusing on jobs and freedom for the poor of all races.
* 1968: Dr. King marches in support of sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, TN
* 1968: Delivered I've Been to the Mountaintop speech.
* 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.
* Nov. 2 1986: a national holiday is proclaimed in King's honor.

Gone too soon, but NEVER forgotten. Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~1LOVE