Monday, January 16, 2012
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the American Federation for Children
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically…intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
As we celebrate the life of one of the greatest Americans, we must also take time to appreciate Dr. King’s dedication to helping the neediest in our society, his commitment to ensuring equal opportunities for all, and his recognition that “…education is the road to equality and citizenship…”
On this, the holiday marking the 83rd anniversary of his birth, the American Federation for Children honors Dr. King and all who have followed in his footsteps in working for justice and for making the world a better place for all men, women, and children.
Betsy DeVos & Kevin P. Chavous
Chairman Senior Advisor