Correspondent in Minneapolis
USA.- President – elect Donald J. Trump met this Monday with the eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to discuss the legacy and observe the holiday of the civil rights.
Is an American federal holiday and its observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King´s birthday, January 15.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the civil right movement in the United States. During the late 1950´s through the late 1960´s.
In 1955 King was involved with a variety of protests and work to eradicate injustice against African-Americans.
He promoted non-violent demonstrations to raise awareness of African-American rights and organized peaceful marches as well as sit-ins.
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most famous speech to a crowd of more than 200,000 demonstrators. “I Have a Dream” speech shared his hopes for a non-segregated future where white and black children would be treated with the same respect and given the same rights.
On October 14, 1964. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by sniper on a balcony outside of a motel, but his legacy of non-violent civil disobedience lived on a long after his death.