Born on January 15, 1929, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and leader in the civil rights movement, championing justice and equality from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
Americans are often encouraged to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service not simply as a day off from work, but also as a way to create constructive action for others through civic engagement. It’s an opportunity to give to others in any way you can, whether it’s a community project or a little extra kindness to others in your community. You can visit https://www.MLKDay.gov to find Day of Service projects across the country that honor Dr King’s legacy of social justice and equality.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
–Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–68)
You can learn more about the history of the holiday at https://www.dosomething.org/us/articles/martin-luther-king-jr-day.
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