Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an icon in American history who was instrumental in expanding the rights of African Americans through the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. The legacy of this incredibly influential civil rights leader and minister lives on through his brave actions, as well as his eloquent and inspirational words.
Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech is widely considered the top American speech of the 20th century, and many other inspirational words of MLK are frequently quoted due to their wisdom and continued relevance in today’s world. Read on for some of the most inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes and their interpretations. (quotery.com)