Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday in the United States commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights activist who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. The holiday falls each year on the third Monday of January. It is recognized as a federal holiday by Act of Congress with state laws regulating its observance for private businesses and schools. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 to Alberta Williams King and her husband Martin Luther King Sr. He attended segregated public schools until he was fifteen years old when his family moved to Ohio where he enrolled at Morehouse College and then later at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania before transferring to Boston University where he earned his Doctorate degree in theology in 1955

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