Jefferson, Thoreau, and King: Justice and Equality Jefferson, Thoreau, and King: Justice and Equality July 22, Sponsored links I wrote this paper during my Senior year in college for an English course.
The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations.
Senator Edward Brooke a Republican from Massachusetts introduced a bill in Congress to make King's birthday a national holiday.
The bill first came to a vote in the U. House of Representatives in However, it fell five votes short of the number needed for passage. George Washington and Christopher Columbus. Soon after, the King Center turned to support from the corporate community and the general public. The success of this strategy was cemented when musician Stevie Wonder released the single " Happy Birthday " to popularize the campaign in and hosted the Rally for Peace Press Conference in Six million signatures were collected for a petition to Congress to pass the law, termed by a article in The Nation as "the largest petition in favor of an issue in U.
Helms criticized King's opposition to the Vietnam War and accused him of espousing "action-oriented Marxism ". New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan declared the document a "packet of filth", threw it on the Senate floor and stomped on it.
When asked to comment on Helms' accusations that King was a communist, the president said "We'll know in thirty-five years, won't we? The bill also established the Martin Luther King Jr.
Federal Holiday Commission to oversee observance of the holiday, and Coretta Scott KingKing's wife, was made a member of this commission for life by President George H. Bush in May Propositionwhich replaced Columbus Day on the list of paid state holidays, and Propositionwhich merged Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays into one paid holiday to make room for MLK Day.
South Carolina was the last state to recognize the day as a paid holiday for all state employees. Prior to this, employees could choose between celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Day or one of three Confederate holidays. Day, establishing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday in its own right. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lee's Birthday " from to Legislation in March changed the name of the state holiday to "Dr.
There was little difference in observance by large and small employers: The observance is most popular among nonprofit organizations and least popular among factories and manufacturers. Additionally, many schools and places of higher education are closed for classes; others remain open but may hold seminars or celebrations of King's message.
The observance of MLK Day has led to some colleges and universities extending their Christmas break to include the day as part of break.
Some factories and manufacturers used MLK Day as a floating or movable holiday. The federal legislation challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of King.
The federal legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 23, SinceWofford's former state office director, Todd Bernsteinhas been directing the annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service,  the largest event in the nation honoring King.
In honor of MLK, hundreds of Volunteer Centers, and volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day. Day is observed in the Japanese city of Hiroshima under mayor Tadatoshi Akibawho holds a special banquet at the mayor's office as an act of unifying his city's call for peace with King's message of human rights.
Day, although not as a paid holiday: Day, held in the President's ResidenceJerusalem.That said, many activists, politicians, journalists, and academics have used half-truths and outright falsehoods about racial issues that divide people and stir up hatred.
Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Two of Americas Greatest Advocates for Liberty and Freedom Thomas Jefferson’s, “Declaration of Independence”, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs, “Letter from a Birmingham jail”, are two of the finest documents advocating social /5(1).
- Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" In his essay "Letter from Birmingham Jail", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disproves the assumptions of people that believe racism is acceptable when he compares the maltreatment of blacks to . The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes, should be one of the principal studies and endeavours of our lives.
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