This document was from the education system in Blaine County, Oklahoma, from 1913. From what little research I did on it, parents were required to enroll their children if they were between the ages of 6 and 21. This particular father, Charles Younger, had 7 children and faithfully enrolled them every year. He had been a slave, although none of his children experienced it.
I found it sad that someone took the time to scrawl 'colored' on the side of the children's names. Another document showed a breakdown of the student types as 'white boys and girls' and 'colored boys and girls'. Such a shameful way to treat people. I cannot wrap my head around it.
Happy Birthday Dr. King on what world have been your 90th birthday.
You taught us many things but for me the most important is how to live our life to the glory of God.
We will never forgot who you were and what you accomplished !
Today on January 15, 2019, let us honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 90th birthday.
From his speech, “I Have a Dream” (1963) to his march from Selma to Montogomery (1965), King has strived to make a positive impact in the lives of Black Americans. His contributions along with the work of other civil rights activists have helped in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In our current political climate, we must continue to carry the messages of Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy should act as a motivation to take a stand against the injustices that we see in our communities and elsewhere in the world.
📸: On Sep 20th 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. stands along with his wife Coretta Scott King and the staff at the Harlem Hospital Center. King successfully recovered from a nearly fatal stabbing while at a book signing.
In 1984 125th street was named Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
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Happy Birthday to a real one! #MLK,
Civil Rights Activist and LIFE legend Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born 90 years ago today on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His life was cut short when he was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the young age of 39. -Life