Martin luther day king
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-198) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 198. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 194 and the Voting Rights Act of 195.
In this April 3, 198, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. (Photo: AP). DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to goJanuary 1, 2017Martin Luther King Day 2017Monday3-January 15, 2018Martin Luther King Day 2018Monday3322January 21, 2019Martin Luther King Day 2019Monday493January 20, 2020Martin Luther King Day 2020Monday41057January 18, 2021Martin Luther King Day 2021Monday31421January 17, 2022Martin Luther King Jr.
in 194Official nameBirthday of Martin Luther King Jr.Also calledMLK Day, King Day, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Day in the United StatesMartin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. Americans across the country served in food banks, in schools, in hospitals and outdoors. We post service opportunities year round. Did you know that AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers give back to communities around the country all year long.
Interested in joining AmeriCorps or Senior Corps. Find out more at AmeriCorps.gov or SeniorCorps.gov.Join AmeriCorpsJoin Senior Corps. Did You Host an EventDid your organization host an MLK Day service event this year. Day of ServiceHelp your students understand Dr. Day, and it means more than just the closure of government offices.