? The Context
The third Monday of January is known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day). In 2022, it was on January 17th. Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his non-violent activism against racial discrimination in the 1960s. It is through marches, civil disobedience and other pacific activities, as well as support from influential people such as Rosa Parkthat he managed to rally millions of people to the cause. In 1963, he uttered the I Have a Dream speechwhich made history. Then, in 1964, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, making him the youngest person to receive this honor.
Unfortunately, he was assassinated in 1968. To this day, his message still resonates across the world and inspires people from all walks of life.
To know more about this man, here are a few interesting sites:
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A guide by Laurie Couture, adapted in English by Valerie Harnois, in collaboration with Karine Turcotte.