Sunday, January 16, 2011

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

Quick Facts

Martin Luther King Day marks the anniversary of the date of birth of the influential American civil right leader of the same name.

Local names

Martin Luther King DayEnglish
Día de Martin Luther KingSpanish

Martin Luther King Day 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

What is the MLK Day of Service?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

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