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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday Blog



Here are the latest articles and postings about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his Holiday from our holiday blog site Holiday Rap.



(October 07) Today we?re celebrating . . . National Diversity Day

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National Diversity Day
“…a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability.*”

And on this day we are honored to celebrate the simple idea behind our website – Holidays on the Net!

*Source: National Diversity Day
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(August 28) Today we?re celebrating . . . Dream Day Quest and Jubilee

Dream Day Quest and Jubilee
The 3rd of three annual Emancipation Days of Respect which honors the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting unity, respect and remembrance.

On this the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” (Aug. 28, 1963), you are requested to wear black and white to show respect for Peoplehood in the Spirit of WAO (We Are One).

The Emancipation Days of Respect are Humanitarian Day (January 15th – MLK’s Birthday), Victims of Violence Holy Day (April 4th – Anniversary of MLK’s death) and Dream Day Quest and Jubilee (August 28th – Anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech)

Visit our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day site to see & hear the “I Have a Dream” speech.

More information: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the Net – The Emancipation Days of Respect

(July 18) Today we?re celebrating . . . Mandela Day

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Mandela Day
An annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

More info: Mandela Day

Happy Birthday Madiba!

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On this day, we raise our hands in celebration and renewed commitment to the making of a just society. Nelson Mandela teaches us that every human being can make a positive imprint. One by one, and together, we must continue to encourage open dialogue around social issues. We must transform discourse into action. We have work to do.

Today is the 93rd Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Make an imprint and join the Mandela Day celebration at MandelaDay.com.

(June 19) Today we?re celebrating . . . Juneteenth


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Celebrating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Juneteenth” comes from the words “June” and “19th”, which according to southern folklore, is when the slaves of Texas first learned of their freedom. Though freed in 1863, the slaves did not learn of their freedom until the arrival of the Union soldiers on June 19th, 1865, 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued.

For more information : Juneteenth: June 19th – A Day of Thanks and the Celebration of Emancipation

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(April 04) Today we?re observing . . . Victims of Violence Wholly Day

In this Aug. 28, 1963 photo, Dorothy Height, right, National President of the National Council of Negro Women and Director of the center for Racial Justice of the national YWCA, listens as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gestures during his speech. by Pan-African News Wire File PhotosVictims of Violence Wholly Day
One of three Days of Respect, today marks the anniversary of the assassination of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King. On Victims of Violence Wholly Day, programs are dedicated to visually affirming the principles of non-violence as preached by Dr. King.

The Days of Respect (Emancipation Days of Respect) are Humanitarian Day (January 15th – MLK’s Birthday), Victims of Violence Wholly Day (April 4th – Anniversary of MLK’s death) and Dream Day Quest and Jubilee (August 28th – Anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech)

Martin Luther King Jr., Day on the Net

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(March 05) Today we?re celebrating. . . Crispus Attucks Day


Crispus Attucks Day
On this day in 1770, Honors Crispus Attucks was the first person to die in the Boston Massacre. Attucks may have been a runaway slave.

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Presidential Proclamation- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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…THEREFORE, I BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 17, 2011, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service programs in honor of Dr. King’s life and lasting legacy…

Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

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Full text of Presidential Proclamation – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

(January 17) Today we?re celebrating . . . Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Each year on the third Monday of January we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream…
I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers
I have a dream today”

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

So visit our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. for more on the man and the holiday. And check out the Video and Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. In its entirety.

link: Martin Luther King , Jr. Day on the Net

Did You Know? Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/17)

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Did You Know?
January 17

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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