It’s a national holiday here in America today (20th January). Today celebrates the birthday, the life and the remarkable achievements of Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King was an activist, a humanitarian, a visionary and a leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement. He organised non-violent protests against segregation and was pivotal in ending legal segregation in the South. He led the March on Washington in 1963 where he delivered his ‘I have a dream’ speech and in 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.