The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.
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Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.
On this day in 1901, the first Nobel prizes were awarded in ceremonies in Sweden and Norway. Since then, the Nobel Peace Prize has earned special significance, with 21 Americans gaining the honor, along with several U.S.-based organizations.
Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old student from Pakistan who stood up to the Taliban, received the 2014 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Malala Yousafzai, the National Constitution Center’s 2014 Liberty Medal recipient, was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. It turns out that winners of both prizes are becoming something of a trend.