Martin Luther King Jr.

What is MLK Day?

The day of April 4, 1968, was a very tragic day to remember. This day was remembered when Martin Luther King Jr. got killed, Martin Luther was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all. ¨I Have a Dream ̈ is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. He continued fighting for civil rights and against poverty until an assassin's bullet ended his life on April 4, 19 We celebrate Martin Luther King ́s Day on the third Monday of January. This honors the United States’ ́most famous civil rights activist.

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. King's birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

I Have a Dream Speech

More About MLK Jr.

  1. The name on his original birth certificate is Michael King. This was a mistake, however. He was supposed to be named after his father who was named for Martin Luther, the leader of the Christian reformation movement.
  2. There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. MLK was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929
  4. His favorite food was pecan pie.
  • Martin was imprisoned over 30 times
  • Martins "I have a dream" was not first his first at the Lincoln memorial.
  • King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
  • One of his main influences was Mohandas Gandhi who taught people to protest in a non-violent manner.
MLK Quote
MLK Quote