Remembering and Honoring MLK the CDS Way

On Monday, January 17, 2022, our country takes the day to remember a speech that created the largest social movement in American history. This day honors this civil rights hero and his change among society, Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to equality for people of any color. On August 28, 1963 the “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered. In this speech King reciprocated his opinion and called for civil and economic rights to end racism. Over 250,000 civil right supporters watched from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to hear this speech. This speech was a moment that changed history. Sadly, King was assassinated at the age of 39 on April 4,1968. About 15 years after his death, the King Holiday Bill law was signed by President Ronald Regan on Nov. 2, 1983. In the United States, our country still fights racism today. King Jr. was a brave hero who fought for what is right and gave the voice to those who had none. Today would be a separated world if people like Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t speak up and make a difference. As we have this day off school or work, remember the speech that changed society today.