WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, JANUARY 18: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Profile America — Monday, January 18th. Today, the nation pauses to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — born on January 15, 1929, and assassinated April 4, 1968. The holiday marks King's fight for equality for everyone through nonviolent means. His hopes for America's future were embodied in his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. Today, America's diverse population continues to work toward that dream, including 241 million whites, nearly 39 million African-Americans, more than 13 million Asians, and some 3 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. About 45.5 million of the U.S. population is of Hispanic origin. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census on April 1st.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 91
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 9
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau