Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movements from mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He…

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Thanksgiving

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, American gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebration would be likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table — albeit with some updates to…

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