Monday, January 19, 2015

"Faith Is..." a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Day, which  used to fall on his actual birthday (January 15th). It is now a "floating holiday" which is now observed on the third Monday of January, (close to his birthday).

From Wikipedia:King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. PresidentRonald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.


32 comments:

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very wise human, and one I look up to!

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  2. Good on you, Cody
    Human Holiday means Full Service at home for you !
    Make a list now, dude !

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  3. A man of wise and great ideas,enjoy your day together,xx Speedy

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  4. Nice one Cody. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. That's a very wise quote :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  6. A wise and smart man who was sadly cut down in his prime - an event I'm sorry to say has happened way too many times in our lifetime!

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

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  7. Great quote and such a wise man. Forever in our history
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Concats to you Signore Cody - you are a meowvalous Historicat & abundacat thanks for making Monday special.

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  9. Love that quote! He was a brilliant man with many wise words to offer the world.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  10. Great quote. I didn't realize how long it took to get all 50 states to celebrate MLK's birthday.

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  11. ah, our government- with those holidays being on Mondays so they can have yet another day off. I still get goosebumps when I hear his "I have a dream" speech.
    BTW why have so many of you gone with this new capcha? I don't mind clicking on I am not a robot, but one step further? bah humbug!

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    1. Nonnie, we didn't go with it voluntarily, (and frankly I didn't know I even had it! Thanks for telling me, that explains A LOT). Blogger/Google went ahead and put it on our blogs (I think you have it too, you probably just don't know it).........I will check my settings again but I think they rigged it so that we cannot change it.

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  12. I love this quote ...it can be applied to so many different challenges and issues in life. Happy Day!

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  13. That's one of my favorite MLK quotes.

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  14. Thanks for reminding us why this is a *holiday*...meowmy has to work...

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  15. Wise words from a very wise man. :) Have a wonderful day! xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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  16. Great quote from one of my favorite humans. So sad that the world lost him so young...he had a lot more to do and to give.

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  17. Our favorite quote! MLK was a wonderful man!

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  18. Gweat foto Cody.Fanks fur yous purrayers,

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  19. A great quote! Wow - we didn't know that it wasn't until 2000 that all 50 states recognized MLK Day as a holiday. Mom says she can't remember a time that it wasn't a holiday.

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  20. Thanks for sharing that quote with us, Cody. Happy MLK Day.

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  21. Dr. King is my hero. I’m surprised the respect non-Americans have for him while middle America still fears him.

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  22. What a wise man Dr. King was. His words still ring so true today.

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  23. Thanks for sharing. It's interesting to learn the history behind the holiday.

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  24. I like that quote a lot. Actually, we don't have any staircases here, so if I didn't take the first step, i'd never go anywhere. - Crepes.

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  25. He was a good and wise men.
    I like that quote.
    Douce soirée
    Nat à Chat

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