Martin Luther King Federal Holiday

Martin Luther King was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia (US). Originally named Michael, he was later renamed Martin, like his father, a Baptist minister. His mother, Alberta Williams King, was a schoolteacher.He was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2014, the holiday falls on Jan. 20.

 Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader.
He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
Martin luther king,Jr. was born on january 15, 1929 in Atlanta,GA.
Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech:
On August 28, 1963, the March on Washington led by King and other Civil Rights Leaders took place. It was the largest demonstration of its kind in Washington, D.C. up to that time and approximately 250,000 demonstrators were involved. It was during this March that King gave his awe-inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech while speaking from the Lincoln Memorial
“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.'”
– Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” speech (1963)
In 1963 martin was named Time Magazine’s man of the year. He had stepped onto the world stage.And in 1964 he was honored as the youngest person ever to receive the noble peace prize.
 Martin Luther King Jr.’s  Inspiring Motivational Quotes 
 “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope”
– Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
— Martin Luther King,Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.