Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968.
Here are some of my favorite quotes by Dr. King:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
Let’s keep the dream alive by being the best we can be and treating each other with love, respect and patriotism!