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Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School)

January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929. After graduating college with a doctorate degree in theology, King became a pastor in Alabama, gave hundreds of speeches across the country. He was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1964. He was a pivotal advocate for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  Below are some of his inspirational quotes:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is to great a burden to bear”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


January 16