Martin Luther King was born on 15 January and during his life he fought against racism because he was a black person and he was sad because black people had to sit at the back of buses. He hated discrimination. His most famous speech started with “I have a dream…”. He organised lots of campaigns and had lots of followers. On 4 April he was killed. Nowadays, in America there is a holiday honoring Martin Luther King on the third Monday of January to be close to his birthday. This year it is on 16 January 2012.