Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



This holiday first observed in 1986 is held the 3rd Monday in January to celebrate the birthday of a great man who was the spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr.  was known as a man who brought hope and healing to America and was recognized as a great leader of his time. Interestingly enough this holiday was known in many states as Civil Rights Day and Human Rights Day before the names changed to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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