Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a Black American political philosopher, Baptist minister, activist, and one of the most prominent leaders of the early civil rights movement in America from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Martin Luther King Day 2024 is a day to commemorate and remember the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who fought for equality and justice.
MLK Day is observed every year on the third Monday of January. In 2024, it falls on January 15th. This day was set up to promote King’s ideals and outstanding legacy in America and the world.
On days like this, many communities organize parades, lectures, and other events that celebrate Dr. King’s life and message. They also take part in volunteer activities or services that benefit their immediate community and the world.
Martin Luther King Day was first observed on the third Monday of January, being the 20th of 1986. It was first established as a federal holiday in the United States in 1983 and has since then become a day to remember Rev. King’s role and dedication to the civil rights movement.