Martin Luther King Jr.

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2023 Date16 January 2023
2024 Date15 January 2024
Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King History

Martin Luther King Day celebrates life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. He is perhaps best known for his I have a dream... speech in 1963. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday in 1983. The first year this holiday was observed was 1986, and not by all states. In 2000, it became a nationally observed holiday in all states. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed annually on the third Monday of January.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Facts & Quotes

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, During his famous speech “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to more than 200,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was 35 years old, which made him the youngest Peace Prize winner at the time.
  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963.
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?' - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit to find out about local events and ways you can help promote unity, justice, and fight racism.
  • Become a mentor to a underprivileged person in your community through Big Brothers, or another similar organization.
  • Visit the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. For more info see the Official memorial website.
  • Donate to the United Negro College Fund or other charities that promote college degree attainment by minorities.
  • Watch a movie about MLK. Some popular films include: Our Friend Martin (1999), Selma(2014) and The Witness (2008)

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