When is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed 2016?

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Martin Luther King Jr.

When is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday observed in 2016? 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
2016 Monday, January 18

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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MARTIN LUTHER KING

i know when MLK day is observed, but what i really want to know is when is his birthdate?

Martin Luther King

Good question. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929.

I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN HIM.....

HE WAS SUCH A GREAT PERSON... I'M SO THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE...HOW COULD PEOPLE HATE HIM,HE ONLY WANTED TO MAKE THINGS BETTER....

happy birthday to the one man

happy birthday to the one man who could stand up for his people and not be afraid of what was coming your and im sure we all wish you were still here with us today!!!

amen on that. he was a good

amen on that. he was a good man.

i agree with tobias youre

i agree with tobias youre such an inspiration

happy birthday who inspired

happy birthday who inspired me so much

As a 71-year-old white man, I

As a 71-year-old white man, I must add my gratitude to MLK and everyone who battled with him for improving MY world.

Happy Birthday...We the

Happy Birthday...We the people are still having the fight of race. We as minorities have to protect ourselves. RIP Mike Brown
Jeff H- St.Louis,Mo

RIP MLK we still fighting the

RIP MLK we still fighting the fight

THE WAYS OF A WISE MAN SEEMS

THE WAYS OF A WISE MAN SEEMS STRANGE TO A FOOL!

I just want to say that he

I just want to say that he and his family made a really big impact on the rights and the way we live today,so I just wanna say to him and his family...THANK YOU!
I will always remember him and the others who fought for me and black children to have the rights that we have today!
R.I.P-LOVE YOU FOREVER,THANK YOU

Rest In Peace Thank You for

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

Happy birthdays .. king sir

Happy bday

Happy bday

Thank you, and Mrs Coretta

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

He is and always will be a

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

Happy Birthday Sir! You are

Happy Birthday Sir! You are truly missed.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a

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

Happy Birthday Dr. King

happy birthday Martin Luther

happy birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

i have the same birthday as

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

rest in peace

rest in peace

Where are the great moral

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

happy birthday

happy birthday