It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day (also known as MLK Day). The national civil rights figure rose to prominence during the 1960s as a push for civil, political, and economic rights for minorities and, specifically African Americans. Therefore, today’s a good day to talk about Dr. King, his immortal legacy, and why we celebrate this legend.
Dr. King was an eloquent civil rights leader whose nonviolent activism helped push forward Black Americans’ right to vote, desegregation, labor rights and other basic civil rights. For many Americans, we also think about the bus boycotts, sit-ins, and the March of Washington, pictured below, where he gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.