Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s actual birthday of January 15. Martin Luther King Jr. was best known for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement as well as delivering one of the most famous speeches in American History. The “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
Watch the “I Have A Dream” speech here: https://youtu.be/I47Y6VHc3Ms
The best way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to take part in the National Day of Service in his name. The MLK Day of Service challenges Americans to transform into volunteers for a day. This day of service was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 23, 1994.
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