Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We remember today, a man that was assassinated for wanting people to treated fairly, regardless of the color of their skin. Segregation was a period in history when Whites and Blacks were not allowed to associate with one another. Even though slavery had been abolished, the Whites viewed the Blacks as inferior, and refused to give them equal status. They had separate schools for each. They had separate neighborhoods. They had separate churches. After court rulings they were forced to desegregate. On public transportation the Blacks had to sit in the back of the bus and on the trains they had separate cars. Inside public parks they even had fountains that were labeled for Whites Only, and Blacks Only. Desegregation came about in earnest in the 1970s, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. History remembers this fallen leader of the civil rights movement with reverence this day.