Friday, January 15, 2016

US Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

USCIS 100:85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*

This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (August 28, 1963). Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial equality and freedom. The march is widely credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).

This month, the United States is honoring the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years ago ((August 28, 1963)) Reverend King led the famous March on Washington and gave the "I Have a Dream" speech, a masterpiece that galvanized the nation to support equal rights for African Americans. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel has this profile of King and his fight for desegregation and against racism.

VOA The King Legacy Marching Forward series:

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

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