Martin Luther King Day is observed as a federal U.S. holiday on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.
Martin Luther King was the chief spokesman for nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement, protesting racial discrimination.
Thousands spend this day giving back to their communities, attending church services and celebrating this remarkable man.
Did you know that one of his advisers had recommended that he leave out the “I have a dream” part of his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963? Luckily for us all, Martin Luther King ignored that recommendation.
And lastly, here’s one of my favorite quotes by him:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
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