Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, the annual federal holiday set aside to honor the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
The page also says:
“We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his leadership in civil rights.”
Dr. King was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
For more information about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, visit the History website.