A great man who has inspired countless numbers of people around the world to work towards justice and humanity for all.
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Americans honor the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday of each January.
The holiday was established to serve as a time for Americans to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a political organizer and advocate of nonviolent protest, King was pivotal in persuading his fellow Americans to end the legal segregation that prevailed throughout the South, and in gaining support for the civil rights legislation that established the legal framework for racial equality in the United States. Dr. King created a powerful and enduring legacy for all Americans by calling upon our Nation to ensure equal justice under law and uphold our founding ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people.
Since his assassination in 1968, memorial services have marked his…
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