Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 21
Posted on 01/18/2019
MLK Day 2019Reminder: there is no school on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed the third Monday of each January to honor the activist assassinated in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. (source: www.history.com)

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