smEqnnklfYsHonoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sean Ridenour January 16, 2017 News The school offices are closed today, but will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.” Learn more about Rev. King at Biography.com Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. – Dream Something King’s dream is well documented, thanks to his 17-minute, Lincoln Memorial speech at the March on Washington nearly 50 years ago. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain,” he said Aug. 28, 1963, “and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” So, what is your dream? How will you inspire positive changes in our country…in our world? Share them in the comments section below, along with your suggestions for honoring King, who would have been 86 last Thursday. For other ideas like this, visit ABC News.