What Is Mlk's Third Day?

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Every year we get out of school on the third Monday of January, but while most of us are out having fun with our friends we don't take time to think and appreciate why we are off on this day. So while you're sitting at home why not learn why you are sitting there instead of being at boring old school. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. The third Monday of every january is pretty close to the 15th so this was chosen as “Martin Luther King Jr. Day”. MLK Jr. was the leader of the civil rights movement and peace movement. When people think about him they think about blacks and segregation, but he fought for the rights of everyone. Yes, he fought a lot for the blacks because that was a big issue at the time, but Martin really
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