MLK Day 2020

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed into law the third Monday in January as a national holiday to celebrate the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He is known for great oratory opposing racism in the 1960s and his quotes are often seen in America, an example in a downtown park in San Francisco is below.

Civil rights and civil liberties, particularly freedom of speech, and fights against injustice have become big issues in NZ and the principles Martin Luther King promoted are just as applicable here.

MLK quote