Martin Luther King Day is also called MLK day (and this day is a public holiday) and it is an American federal holiday stating the born day of Martin Luther King Jr.
When is Martin Luther King Day Jr.?
Martin King Jr. Luther Day from 2019 to 2025
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019||21 January 2019||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020||20 January 2020||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021||18 January 2021||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022||17 January 2022||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023||16 January 2023||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024||15 January 2024||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2025||20 January 2020||Monday|
Significance of Martin Luther King Day
It is a day off for schools, the general population, and a few businesses are closed it is celebrated on the third Monday of January every year and it comes around King’s birthday, January 15. In the Civil Rights Movement, King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism and it was a successful protest against racial discrimination in federal and state law.
Some educational institutions mark this day by teaching their students about the work f Martin Luther King and the struggle against racism and racial segregation. This day promotes equal rights for all Americans, irrespective of their backgrounds. And it is observed that in the coming years Americans are encouraged to give some time to this day as volunteers in the citizen of America action society.
What about public life on this day?
As it is a public holiday or federal holiday on this day and it has quite different names in some of the states. Few schools and colleges are closed on this day including some of the cooperation.
Few shops and grocery stores are tending to open and similarly few schools tend to open to teach their pupils or students about the importance of this day. Banks are also closed on this day and branches of major banks TD Banks, First Citizens, and Bank of America are also closed on this day.
What is the Background of MLK Jr. Day?
Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist and he was famous for his “I Have a Dream”. Martin was the youngest man to achieve the award of the Nobel Peace Prize and he was an advocate of nonviolent protest. Martin died in the year 1968 and after that, the campaign was started on his birthday to make a holiday an Honor to him.
What are the 5 Interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr.?
- He was the leader of the civil rights movement and also, and he only initiated this movement.
- He made an effort to fight against segregation and inequality and for that, he spoke more than 2500 times.
- Martin Luther King Jr is also known as a community organizer, preacher, and orator.
- He didn’t focus on civil rights itself he also fought against poverty and urban inequality.
- Martin Luther King is the only non-president with a federal holiday in his Honor.
How did Martin Luther change the vision of the world?
In his speech ‘I have a Dream’ the poignant lines from his speech were hope his children will be judged by their character, not the color of their skin and this states that he was fighting against segregation and racism. And his main objective is to change people’s minds so that they can also have the same level of understanding.
MLK was a firm believer in non-violent strikes, protests, and speeches and he was famous for this.
Because of his efforts and his supporter’s efforts America came to understand the power of nonviolent protest. Moreover, MLK was wholly responsible for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Voting Rights Act protected African Americans the right to vote. MLK also played a vital role in The Fair Housing Act of 1968 to prevent people from banning black people from renting facilities, housing, or sale.
After the death of Martin Luther King, he changed the vision of people and he unified people together with a common objective he was successful in achieving his objective as today you cannot see white people and black people sitting separately on a bus or drinking in a separate water fountain on public space. He changed the vision of people and made them understand the same level.
Today in schools and colleges this is taught to the pupils or students about the importance of the protest which was made by Martin King Luther.
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