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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2005
January 15 marked the 76th anniversary of the birth of American Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While this date is not necessarily a holiday for BookCrossers throughout the world, the principles which Dr. King embraced are universal. As BookCrosser Rainbowbabe so eloquently stated, "MLK seems to me to belong to the world,not just to the U.S. (like Gandhi belongs to the world in many ways, and not just to India, or other such leaders)". The ensuing thread, exploring both cultural sensitivity and the Flat Stanley phenomenon, is worth reading.

Throughout the BookCrossing world, MLK Day was commemorated with memorial book releases. AimlessT released "The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990" at the foot of a statue to MLK. It even counted towards the Winter Wonderland Release Challenge, for as Challenge host, Antof9 commented,"If his death wasn't a 'dark day of winter' for our country, I don't know what was." MartiP set free Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance. In the forum, several threads allowed BookCrossers to express their thoughts on the man, the issues and the day. This thread in his honor was started by PetuniasMama .

How much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Though this quiz was
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