Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a pastor who became a leader in the African-American Civil Rights movement. He is credited with helping to end racial segregation in the United States. Today, his birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of January. It celebrates equality for all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity.