Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Facts, Timeline, History, Activities, Bio
Updated January 12, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2018, the holiday falls on Jan. 15.
Click on the links below for more information on the life of King and other important civil rights leaders.
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- History of the Holiday
- Biography of Martin Luther King
- Timeline: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Civil Disobedience
- The March on Washington
- Excerpt from the "I Have a Dream" Speech
- Martin Luther King Speeches
- Quotes from Martin Luther King
Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
- Biographies: Civil Rights Leaders
- Notable Speeches and Letters by African Americans
- Civil Rights Cases Reopened
- For Kids: Civil Rights Heroes
- Timeline: Modern Civil Rights
- Civil Rights in the United States
- Civil Rights Quiz
- Affirmative Action History
- Timeline: Affirmative Action
- Black History Month
- African American History Timeline