Martin Luther King Day 2019

MARTIN Luther King was a Christian minister and an activist who led the groundbreaking civil rights movement in the US.

His life was cut short when he was assassinated at age 39, but he still gave African-Americans the courage to speak up against injustice. Here we tell you everything about him and how he is remembered today.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a leading figure in America’s civil rights movement

When is Martin Luther King Day 2019?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday.

King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15 – and the holiday falls on the nearest Monday to this date.

This year it will be observed on January 21.

Several cities and states began to mark the day in 1971, just three years after his death, and the date became an American federal…

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