Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of influential American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Day (MLK Day) was first observed on Jan. 20, 1986. It was the first federal holiday to honor an African American, with only two other figures having national holidays honoring them at that time, George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

As we honor King and so many others who have and are continuing to fight for racial justice, let us propel King's "Dream" forward by taking some time today to reflect and identify opportunities to take action on civil rights issues across the nation. 

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

Martin Luther King Jr.


Tags: Faith and Social Justice, civil rights

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