Saturday, May 30, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here is a card that a really really love! I love educational and 'did you know' cards, and this is my first 'did you know' card and its a great great great one! I know you have all at least heard about Martin Luther King....but here you can learn a bit more about him.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin acted as co-pastor. Attending segregated public schools in Georgia, he was graduated from high-school at the age of 15 and received a B.A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished institution in Atlanta.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963, and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. One the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.


As for the stamps, i think you are all more than familiar with the 94c. one :). I think that Kelly used another 4c one due to the postage rise in the US...im not sure how much have the prices gone up though, but until now, all the cards i had received had a 94c. stamp...so this is my guess why there is an additional stamp of 4c. on this card.

1 comment:

Chris Overstreet said...

Yup... first-class international (outside North America) postcard rate in the US is now 98 cents. All postage prices in the US just went up across the board.