Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrated every year on the 3rd Monday of January. Martin Luther is a name of a person who was born on January 15 1929 and following his birthday every year is celebrated. The holiday acts as a national Monday holiday. First, it was conducted as a federal holiday but later after the celebration in 2000 by 50 states people, it was signed as a national holiday.
Who is Martin Luther King?
Martin Luther King was the spokesperson for bringing citizen rights which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. When the king was killed federal law by giving him honor marked a holiday in 1968 right after his death. President Ronald Rigan in 1983 signed the holiday law and it was celebrated for the first 3 years on 20th January 1986. Earlier few people in the state refused to perform the holiday. People gave different names to it, mocked the day and sometimes they celebrated the day with other holidays. However, it was noticeable in 2000 that for the first time, people from 50 states celebrated the holiday.
Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King Day
This federal holiday honors Martin Luthus King’s life and inheritance. He always stood by justice. He used to protest against illegality, poverty, battle and inequality. He was the speaker of needy people and he has remarked his life by helping them. From the research found, they celebrate the day by doing marshall, grades, holding a speech, and cultural programs in all institutions around the country. In Cincinnati, Martin Luthur on 15 January 49th annual Freedom March will be held. The program will start at 10:30 am and it will be organized in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The address is 50E, freedom of way in the banks. This march will be held in Washington Park musical and 1241/elms over the Rhine the program will end.
What is January 16?
On January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, United States, Martin Luther was born. As 16th January is close to his birthday and following the rules as Martin Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Monday that’s why it is celebrated on 16th January. This year 15th January is Monday and on this day Martin Luther Federal Day will be held.
Martin Luther King’s Legacy
- Martin Luther King in 1950 and 1960 the USA set an injustice and violent protest to rid discrimination between people.
- He also thought of the social and economic development of Africa and America and fought for legal equality.
- During King’s time, white Americans used to ignore black Americans. People of the USA used to racist black people. When they held meetings in the dining room and living room, white people used to not allow black Americans. However, Martin fought for black people. He protests for justice. He used to speak on behalf of them. Talking about legacy he told, to rid out battle and inequality and poverty used to be fought.
Martin Luther King Jr. day established a history for us by giving justice to black Americans, releasing poverty, and fighting for equality. As we celebrate his day for his effort, we should not only show honour to him, but we all should follow his path and fight for justice.