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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Resource Guide

January 16, 2023, is MLK Day.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was an important Amercian civil rights activist and minister. Just a few of his achievements include overseeing the Montgomery bus boycott and co-leading the March on Washington in 1963. It was on this occasion that he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968. The holiday celebrating his birth was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.