Martin Luther King Jr. day is celebrated on the third Monday in January in commemoration of the late great man. Dr. King was an established American Baptist minister, activist and the iconic leader of the civil rights movement.
“Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States.” – Benedict Fernandez
It was his perfect blend of Christian doctrine and progressive political views that enabled him to create a long lasting legacy of change and hope. The impact of his speeches have outlasted generations and will continue to inspire all who revisit his works. Despite his tragic assassination, on the 4th of April 1968, MLK day is a time where we can all remember a figurehead who stood for truth, rights, peace and justice.