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Local Care Home Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Magnolia Court care home in Golders Green celebrated the life and achievements of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, on January 17.

First observed in 1986, Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year, a date which is close to the great man’s birthday on January 15.  Martin Luther King led non-violent protests to help achieve equal rights for black Americans, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combatting racial inequality through non-violent resistance and was assassinated four years later.

General Manager, Octavian Stanciu said: “We have had an interesting day finding out about the life and works of Martin Luther King, an important man who changed history and deserves to be remembered.  We had a talk about his life, watched videos of some of his famous speeches and talked about the legacy he left. We have also been working on an art project and created a lovely piece of art to display to celebrate Martin Luther King and his legacy.”