Today The Bounce pays tribute to one of the greatest American leaders who preached peace, equality and unity. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th 1929 and if he was alive today would have been 89 years old.

Dr King is remembered for many things, chief among them his work with the Civil Right movement. He fought segregation, racism, and bigotry. He received multiple death threats, was jailed over 20 times, had been stabbed and even had his house bombed. He still found the courage to continue to speak out what he believed was wrong.

His most famous speech, the “I Have a Dream Speech” was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln memorial.

Dr King was the youngest person at the time to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. After his death he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

In 1968 Dr King traveled to Memphis to lead a protest of striking garbage workers where he gave a passionate speech “I Have Been To The Mountain Top”.

It would be his last. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel on April 4th 1968.

We at the Bounce would like to remember the legacy of Dr King and honor his memory.