Honoring an American Icon

Jan 20, 2014

Honoring an American Icon

On this historic day, we remember the legacy of a prominent leader and clergyman who left his mark on the nation during the 1960s civil rights movement, a time when modern technology and social media simply did not exist.  The civil rights movement did not happen through a crowd-sourced social media effort. Instead supporters in the 1960s had to roll up their sleeves, paint a sign and share their ideas through word of mouth.

Nowadays it’s easy to show support – and it can all be done right from your device. From downloading an app to participating in the Day of Service, we found a few simple ways to honor this day in history.

  • Share some of the most inspirational quotes with your friends and family by downloading this app.  It’s a great way to brighten someone’s day and celebrate the legacy of this human rights leader.
  • Take a trip back in time to the civil rights movement. Hear actual recordings and news excerpts from some of the most famous speeches during this time by downloading the historical sound bite app. This collection of recordings is great to share with kids as a quick history lesson.
  • Brush up on your memorization and listening skills with this speech app. Designed to strengthen your listening skills while also giving a history lesson, this app is especially great if you’re trying to learn English as a second language.

To participate in a more active observance, learn how you can take part in the Day of Service and visit the official holiday website. Check out the National Memorial website for a history refresher and information on the Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

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