Why We Celebrate MLK Day

On the 3rd Monday of Jan. every year, in the Unites States, people come together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. This day honors the work and the life behind Dr. King.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist, King was one of the most leading leaders in the Civil Rights movement. King was born on Jan 15th, 1929, he later got assassinated on April 4th, 1968. You may know him from his speech, “I Have A Dream”, delivered in 1963 in which he spoke of the America he dreamed of where there was no segregation or racism. MLK helped with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

So while you take a lounging day off of school, take a minute to remeber Dr. King and what he contributed to bring us all together.