Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK Day

MENTAL STATUS: "Tired". Up late baking pies.

Well, since it's a holiday and the kiddo is home from school, I'm going to relax myself and spend some time with the family.

So I'll leave you with a little trivia about Martin Luther King Jr. that you may or may not know:

Although extremely involved with his family, his church, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, activities for peace and justice, his world travels, and his many speaking engagements, Dr. King wrote six books and numerous articles.

Named “Man of the Year, “ by Time Magazine, 1963.

In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology. That fall he enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. While attending Crozer, he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected President of the Senior Class and delivered the valedictory address.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, at age 35, the youngest man, second American, and the third black man to be so honored, 1964.

4 comments:

Chicki said...

I tip my hat to you for posting this.

Enjoy your day off!

Chelle Sandell said...

What kind of pies did you bake? Can you send them overnight? LOL! Have fun with kiddo.

Caryn Caldwell said...

That was fascinating! I read those stats to my husband who, just this morning, queued up the "I Have a Dream" speech on YouTube for us to watch. Happy MLK Day!

Jessica said...

He is one of my absolute greatest heroes! What an incredible man.