Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is born

January 15

On January 15, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as an influential civil rights leader and activist. He was a key figure during the civil rights movement. Today, Dr. Martin Luther King is honored for his contributions to black history and U.S. history.  MLK Day is celebrated as a federal holiday annually on the third Monday of January.


Sources

History.com Editors. (2009, November 9). Martin Luther King Jr.. History.com. Retrieved January 1, 2023, from https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr 

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