Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into a law in 1983.  It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. His most famous address was the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Mr.Hence, P.E. teacher said, “With “I have dream” his speech, he inspired me to live life in a peaceful manner. I believed not just African Americans, but everyone just knows the rules and value of life itself.” It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background.

Some educational establishments mark the day by teaching their students about the work of Martin Luther King Jr and the struggle against racial segregation and racism. King was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mr.Goode said, “A lot of people don’t know it but Martin was in a fraternity in college before he began his leadership. When I saw how successful he, was I decided to also join the fraternity.”

At first it wasn’t the holiday wasn’t acknowledged, and people complained about it. However, it was officially acknowledged in all 50 states by the year of 2000. Martin was an outstanding man with the determination to make the word a better place for everyone.