Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of Martin Luthor King’s birthday.
He led the non-violent 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957. In 1963 the March on Washington, is where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
On Monday January 21, 2013, Kalamazoo and surrounding communities community day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Check for list of volunteer opportunities.