MARTIN Luther King Jr. was an iconic civil rights activist who believed in non-violent protest. The Baptist minister was a key player in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Who was Martin Luther King Jr? Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr was a social activist who sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the socially and economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice. He advocated peaceful protest and was the driving force behind both the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington. The March actually helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is honoured each year on Martin Luther King Jr Day, which has been a federal holiday in the USA since 1986. What was Martin Luther King Jr’s background? Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was the second child of pastor Martin … [Read more...] about Where was Martin Luther King assassinated, who was the civil rights activist and what are his most memorable quotes?
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Venice's Rialto Bridge. Photo: Hernán Piñera/Flickr With a varied landscape encompassing mountains, beaches, and endless hills, plus more than its fair share of cultural heritage, Italy has attracted awe-struck tourists for centuries. During its time as the centre of the Roman Empire, Rome attracted people from the corners of the empire which stretched through modern day Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Later, religious pilgrims made the journey to visit the home of the Catholic Church. During the 17th-century, aristocratic tourists began to discover the appeal of the country beyond Rome, undertaking the popular Grand Tour to learn more about Italian culture. And today the peninsula remains the world's fifth most visited country by tourists. The following quotes, from Italian natives as well as those who have visited over the centuries, are sure to awaken your wanderlust. Siena. Photo: Phillip Capper/Flickr "A man who has not been in Italy, is always … [Read more...] about 23 famous quotes to inspire you to travel to Italy
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Ties We have always believed that our twins should take responsibility for their older brother when we no longer can. ByElizabeth Choi May 25, 2018 Grace will get the pearls passed down from my grandmother. Her twin brother, Nick, will get the woodworking tools my husband, Dan, inherited from his grandfather. They will also inherit their brother Jeffrey. Jeffrey was 3 when his idiosyncrasies — his fascination with spinning objects, his sensitivity to the hum of fluorescent lighting — became symptoms leading to a diagnosis. I was pregnant with the twins and folded my hands protectively over my domed belly as the pediatrician leaned forward, eyes intent on mine, and said: “I want you to understand, there is no cure for autism. Jeffrey will need care for the rest of his life.” Firstborns are … [Read more...] about Reluctant Keepers of a Brother With Autism
By Kurt Streeter Published 4:53 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 CORVALLIS, Ore. — Luke Heimlich, one of the best pithcers in college baseball, and certainly its most controversial, strode to the mound and lined up for his first pitch. The home crowd of nearly 3,000, most in orange and black, the colors of Oregon State, cheered, “Luke! Luke! Luke!” The fans wanted a victory against Arizona State. More than that, they wanted a performance that would hark back to a different time — the time before anyone had heard that Heimlich, 22, had pleaded guilty to a felony: sexually molesting his 6-year-old niece when he was 15. Otherwise, this game seemed completely normal. The Beavers are again among the elite. They have a good chance of making it back to the College World Series in June. But, given his past, the question remained: Why was Heimlich even on the mound? He will pitch for the fourth-ranked Beavers (35-7-1, 14-6-1 Pac-12) against No. 2 Stanford (37-6, 17-4) … [Read more...] about He was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old — should he have a future in baseball?
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his US fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2018. - Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet well-wishers during a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listen to a broadcast through headphones at Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton on January 9, 2018 in London, England. … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s half-brother warns Prince Harry: ‘It’s not too late’