Why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national day of service

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a day which commemorates Civil Rights activist, Baptist preacher and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. King was known for his activism against segregation and his advocacy for civil rights. Born on Jan. 15, 1929, King is perhaps the most influential civil rights activist in America. He delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 and was assassinated in 1968 because of his advocacy. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day of service is a way to commemorate and celebrate King’s influence. >click to read< 11:40

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