*Martin Luther King Jr. achieved many accomplishments in his life before it was tragically cut short on the evening of April 4, 1968.
Martin Luther King Day will be held on Monday January 18 2010, this year.
It is a US national holiday that celebrates one of the greatest civil rights leaders the world has ever known.
Also of interest to followers of Dr. King is “KingKennedy” a unique feature film which tells the amazing story of MLK, John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy.
The film is made entirely from actual footage with no narration or talking heads. The film speaks for itself.
“KingKennedy” promotes the message of freedom, dignity, equality and hope which were so important to Martin Luther King. These messages are still as important today as they were back in the 60’s.
King is recognized the world over for his very famous speech “I Have a Dream” he made to 250,000 Americans. He is most well-known for his civil rights campaigns in order to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
Martin Luther King Day is also known as Martin Luther King’s birthday which was January 15th 1929. This day is used to encourage equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. Often the day is used by educational intuitions’ to teach pupils and students about the work of Martin Luther King and the struggle against racial segregation and racism.
During his life King received 5 honorary degrees and was named the Man of the year in a 1963 issue of Time Magazine. He was also the youngest person to receive the noble peace prize in 1964.
Martin Luther King Day is held every year on the third Monday of January to help remember all of his contributions. He fought for equal rights and inspired many other African Americans to step up and do the same.
“KingKennedy” is set to be released in 2010. The producers are calling for people to be a part of the historic release.
Watch the trailer for “KingKennedy” at www.kingkennedy.com/ and continue to support the great principles that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for.