Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 years old when he was assassinated. Schools, streets and children are named in his honor in Africa. In America, he is honored with a public holiday.
All over the world, King is known as someone who fought for human causes. At a time when racial violence and arrogance in the US and elsewhere is experiencing a rapid resurgence, King’s holiday is a reminder that much needs to be done to create a more inclusive global community.
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Amin, Julius A., "Why Martin Luther King’s Anti-Racism Crusade Needs to Be Renewed" (2016). History Faculty Publications. 112.