Martin Luther King Day January 16, 2017

Grand Magazine — ips to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day: Photo: Rev. Martin Luther King waves to the crowd at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. 1) Organize your workplace, school or community group. Maximize your impact by organizing a group to serve the community with an activity done at your own location in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — On Monday, January 15, Americans will celebrate the life and achievements of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, the activist was originally named Michael King after his father, a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church. However, after a trip to Europe in 1934, King Sr. changed both his and his son’s name to Martin Luther in honor of the German theologian who initiated the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.