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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Today is devoted to Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights pioneer known for his 1963 "Have A Dream" speech. The federal holiday, which is observed every year on the third Monday in January, honors the nonviolent activist. Learn more about King's life and legacy in today's issue...

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."

HINT: (1926-1997) Was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. He is best known for Howl (1956).

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, as Michael King. But his dad later renamed him after Martin Luther, the monk who started the Protestant Reformation in 1517.

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King got involved in protesting in 1955 when a group of leaders created the Montgomery Improvement Association to start a bus boycott in support of Rosa Parks. King became its spokesman.

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Over the course of King's 39-year life, police arrested him 30 times. One of his arrests was for driving 30 mph in a 25 mph zone with three friends in the car. The officers put him in jail.

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King was killed by a single bullet fired at a Memphis hotel by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968.

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People across the country rioted after his assassination. Police reportedly arrested about 27,000 people in the month following King's death.

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A lawmaker proposed designating a federal holiday for King four days after his death in 1968. The bill didn't become law until 1983. Not all 50 states recognized MLK Day until 2000.



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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."

ANSWER: Allen Ginsberg

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