Celebrate the life of MLK by spending it in the Poconos.
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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. The following year, he and the SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War. He alienated many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". J. Edgar Hoover considered him a radical and made him an object of the FBI's COINTELPRO from 1963 on. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion mailed King a threatening anonymous letter, which he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.
In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted and imprisoned of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. Sentenced to 99 years in prison for King's murder, effectively a life sentence as Ray was 41 at the time of conviction, Ray served 29 years of his sentence and died from hepatitis in 1998 while in prison.
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Tim and his friends and family go on trips 4 times a year and ever since finding Grand Leisure Travel, they stay with us at the Crystal Ship Colonial Home in Tannersville, PA. Poconos. Glad he chose us to stay with on his events and we are glad to provide an amazing place for them to enjoy.
Video Review by Tim @ Crystal Ship
Mark and his family stayed at the Paradise on Hurricane Creek. One of our coolest Pocono Vacation Rentals. They were able to enjoy the fire-pit and the seclusion of this property to be able to spend time with their families.
Video Review by Mark @ Paradise Creek
Chong stayed at the Beach Resort this weekend and invited us to do a quick video review. The previous guests took a little metallic duck with them from the living room, but that did not affect Chong's stay. Their group really enjoyed the beautiful kitchen, the hot tub, and the grill. We enjoyed having them in the Pocono's. The winter is just starting up and we love guests like Chong at Grand Leisure Travel!
Video Review by Chong @ Beach Resort