Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Holiday Celebrates Late Civil Rights Leader


VOAVideo: MLK Holiday Celebrates Late Civil Rights Leader

On Monday, January 16, Americans will pay tribute to the legacy of slain civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in the annual national holiday that celebrates his birthday (January 15). More than 50 years ago, King campaigned across the United States, leading non-violent marches and demonstrations for equal rights for African Americans. VOA's Chris Simkins looks back at his life and the impact his work had on the country.

USCIS 100:84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
▪ civil rights (movement)

USCIS 100:85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*
▪ fought for civil rights
▪ worked for equality for all Americans

USCIS 100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.
▪ New Year’s Day
▪ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
▪ Presidents’ Day
▪ Memorial Day
▪ Independence Day
▪ Labor Day
▪ Columbus Day
▪ Veterans Day
▪ Thanksgiving
▪ Christmas

2 comments:

Thomas said...

It was great that we have someone like Martin Luther King Jr. who fought for justice and equality. I think we need more men like him nowadays.

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Samie said...

Martin Luther King Jr. has been one of the most important figures of the twentieth century. His contribution to human rights did not only benefited the African-Americans, but people around the world as well.

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