Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This past Monday, January 15, school was cancelled due to Martin Luther King Day. During this holiday, people remember the many achievements the civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr, accomplished during his lifetime. He is well-remembered for fighting for the rights of the oppressed African American citizens through peaceful marches and speaking out against inequality. His infamous "I Have a Dream" speech is recognized as one of the most influential and iconic speeches in American history. His hard work and determination was recognized in 1964 when he became the youngest person at the time to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King Day is not simply a day we recognize his sacrifices and achievements, it is also a day where we celebrate equality and justice.