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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Home

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is held on the third Monday of January each year.  This guide provides resources by and about Dr. King.  Explore them to learn about, and be inspired by, his life and the Civil Right Movement that challenged the laws and institutions of racial injustice.

How can you participate?
Attend a virtual event on Thursday, January 21
11:30-12:30 pm and 1:30-3:00 pm

Complete a service learning project

Letter From a Birmingham Jail

While jailed for violating an injunction against protesting, in April, 1963, Dr. King wrote a letter in response to white local clergy who criticized his work and in support of the importance of civil rights protesting.  This important document is known as the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." For more information and historical context:

"I Have a Dream"

On August 28, 1963, Dr. King delivered this iconic speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, before a crowd of 250,000 people who came to the Washington to demand equality and justice.

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