Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

On January 15, 2018 the Catholic community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrates the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Church offices are closed for business in observance of the federal holiday but OLMC will be serving at the Hackensack Walk-In Dinner program in King’s honor and making sandwiches and lunches for community guets at Eva’s Village in Paterson, NJ. Interested in helping out? Contact today!

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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