Dominica celebrates lives of 6 World Icons with ‘6M Day’ on Monday as US observes Martin Luther Day
As America gets ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday 16th January 2017, the Commonwealth of Dominica will be commemorating the lives of six World Icons for their outstanding contribution to humanity.
“6M’s Day” was initiated to focus attention on the achievements of all six public figures, who were considered as positive role models in helping the journey, to build good and just societies for the future. The six are:
Nelson Mandela - internationally acclaimed Universal Icon for Peace
Dr Martin Luther King Jr - outstanding American Civil Rights Leader
Bob Marley - popular music/cultural icon, noted for initiating a public
peace gesture in his country between combating leaders
Mahatma Gandhi - legendary as an advocate for peace
Marcus Garvey - early advocate for Black pride.
Dominica’s own ‘Neg Marons’ - very early anti-slavery West Indian
fighters for freedom
6M Day recognition activities, spear-headed by sections of Dominica’s media, takes place on the 3rd Monday in January of every year, to promote knowledge of the named Six, who hail from all parts of the world.
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