Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020 Google Doodle in U.S

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020 Google Doodle in U.S


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in United States for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020. Martin Luther King Jr. Day or MLK Day is an American federal holiday
marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January
each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under
the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January
15 and the latest is January 21. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian
minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil
Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known
for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian
beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1955, Dr. King helped organize the successful
Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the first major protests of the African-American civil rights
movement. The boycott resulted in the 1956 Supreme Court
decision to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional. And in 1957 he became the first president
of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962
struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests
in Birmingham, Alabama. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington,
where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. A powerful orator, Dr. King traveled across
U.S advocating for justice and access to public services for all, delivering upwards of 2,500
speeches over his lifetime. In 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for
combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery
marches. The following year, he and the SCLC took the
movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In his final years, he expanded his focus
to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation
of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated
on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S.
cities. King was posthumously awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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