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← 1953 Janus.jpg This article is a date about important or significant events that happened (or will happen) in the year 1954 1955 →

This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1954

National events

  • May 2 – Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church..."One of the most common tendencies of human nature is that of placing responsibility on some external agency for sins we have committed or mistakes we have made. We are forever attempting to find some scapegoat on which we cast responsibility for our actions…Not environment; not heredity; but personal response is the final determining factor in our lives. And herein lies our area of responsibility." [1]


  • April 15 – Charlottesville voters approved establishment of a Redevelopment and Housing Authority “by a narrow margin of 36 votes in a climax to five years of effort to get a slum clearance and low-rent housing program organized.” The total vote of 2,174 was heavier than usual for a special election in which only one issue was involved. [2]



  1. Web. Accepting Responsibility for Your Actions, King, Martin Luther, Jr., Montgomery, AL, July 26, 1953, retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. Web. Housing Body for City Voted by Slim Margin, staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 16, 1954, retrieved January 13, 2020. Print. April 16, 1954 page one.