The tensions are not between the races, but between the forces of justice and injustice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is annually celebrated on the third Monday of January. The federal holiday falls close to King’s birthday (January 15th) to celebrate the legacy of the civil rights activist who fought until his dying day.
On April 4th, 1968, King was assassinated during his stay at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.