Monday, January 16, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Day

On the third Monday in January we celebrate the Martin Luther King Day. This day is in remembrance of the death of the major figure of the Civil Right movement.

Mr. King was a Baptist minister who fought for the civil rights of the Afro-Americans in the 60s with non-violent disobedience and on the base of Christain beliefs. One of the most remembered speeches of Mr. King was “I have a dream” which is tightly knot to his legacy.

His movement grew quickly and one of the icon members of this movement is the Congressman John Lewis who represents a district of Atlanta. During the hot time of the civil rights movement  Mr. Lewis marched side-by-side with Dr. Martin Luther King.

Mr. Lewis articulated his concerns about the legitimacy of President-elect Trump and Mr. Trump tweeted back in his well-known way. This discussion on the internet resulted in the boycott of representatives at the upcoming inauguration of the new president.

In South Florida the motorcyclists and dirt bike riders have their day of disobedience which is called "bike’s up, guns down”. This is already a tradition in Fort Lauderdale, but it is extremely dangerous for the traffic because the bike riders’ behavior is often unpredictable. This year we had a dead person for the first time. I think this behavior is not the right way to protest because there are too many people in danger to get hurt and that is not compatible with the beliefs of Mr. Martin Luther King.

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