When is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed 2015?

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When is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday observed in 2015? See dates for this holiday below.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an influential leader during the Civil Rights Movement. He was also a great speaker and his powerful words resonate with us today.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929-68)

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Dates

Year Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (observed)
2014 Monday, January 20
2015 Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. History

Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been a federal holiday in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and civil rights leader dedicated to nonviolence. This is a day to honor King's principles, perhaps best exemplified by his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'" For more about this leader, go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site of the National Park Service.

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Rest In Peace Thank You for

By Alexandra boatwright

Rest In Peace Thank You for Standing up For Us BLACK Some People Still Hate Us If ONLY YOU WERE HERE AWWE MAN!

Happy birthdays .. king sir

By Farhan

Happy birthdays .. king sir

Happy bday

By Javon Mcfadden

Happy bday

Thank you, and Mrs Coretta

By Darren Steadman

Thank you, and Mrs Coretta Scott King far being a Leader too us all lol.

He is and always will be a

By dianna matthews

He is and always will be a great and mised man Dr.Martin luther king!!! :-)

Happy Birthday Sir! You are

By G. Robinson

Happy Birthday Sir! You are truly missed.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a

By Kevin furlong

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Excellent Baptist Minister. I am so upset that he passed away at the young adult age of 39. I will say prayers for him and his family on Sunday and Monday this week and for every day of my Life.

Happy Birthday Dr. King

By Gregoy Oliver Dorr

Happy Birthday Dr. King

happy birthday Martin Luther

By keontay

happy birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

i have the same birthday as

By zachary shonce

i have the same birthday as Martin Luther King Jr and rip

rest in peace

By mesha

rest in peace

Where are the great moral

By David Ashcraft

Where are the great moral values King used to challenge segregation and racism? In only forty-three years we've forgotten them.

happy birthday

By keontay

happy birthday

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