Martin Luther King Jr. Day Cards
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister who became a spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 (when he organized a successful bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in aid of desegregation) until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th, 1968. He advocated advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. He led protests in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 and directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people, to whom he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance, and in 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. King was awarded five honorary degrees and was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963, becoming not just the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. As well, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, marking his birthday, was established as a national US holiday in 1986.
He had a dream … and to honor that dream and work towards making it a full-fledged reality, we remember Dr. King's work and vision for Blacks in America on the third Monday of every January. And NobleWorks Cards has created a bright, colorful, hopeful and uplifting greeting card perfect for the occasion to send to all of your friends, family members and coworkers in commemoration and celebration of Reverend King and to keep faith with his inspirational dream.