Barletta Stops In
Congressman Lou Barletta was back in his hometown of Hazleton today and was here at News 13 where he took time to remember the man with a dream. Calling Dr. Martin Luther King Junior a hero, Barletta says the Civil Rights leader was a true leader. The congressman said everyone should take time to honor his life today and what he stood for, “Equality for all”.
Dr. King is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods. King was a Baptist minister and became a civil rights activist early in his career leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.