Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrating the birthday of the iconic civil rights leader. MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January. Post offices and public schools close for the holiday, as do many businesses and banks.

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Is futures market open on Martin Luther King Day?

it is open from 5 pm central time Sunday night until noon on Monday CNT

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About Martin Luther King Jr jr?

he was a preacher and leader of the civil rights movement

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Is the DMV open on Martin Luther King Day?

Nope, it's on the calender as a national holiday.

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When was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day established?

So there are actually quite a few parts to this. Although efforts to establish a holiday honoring the life of the civil rights leader began just days after his assasination in 1968, the federal holiday (the third Monday in January) wasn’t signed into law until 1983, and it was first observed in 1986.

However, the story at the state level is a lot more complicated. Some states started observing the holiday (then on his birthday, Jan. 15) as early as 1970, but it wasn’t observed by every state until 2000, a full 14 years after the first federal observance. And even though all states now commemorate some version of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in a few holdouts it’s still combined with Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

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When is Martin Luther King Jr day?

On the Third Monday of JanuaryMartin Luther King Day - in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. - is an official holiday in the US, which is celebrated on the third Monday of January.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is most famous for his "I had a dream" speech, which stressed that the color of a person's skin is of no importance.

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Why was Martin Luther King Jr. famous?

Martin Luther King Jr. is famous for being one of the first men to lead public demonstrations and give speeches to bring attention to the disparity in rights between black and white Americans and the injustice of segregation. In particular, he is famous for his oratory on the Equal Rights movement, the speech known as his "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech was about the need to remove racial discrimination, and how African-Americans deserved equal rights with white people. It was delivered on 28 August 1963.

Martin Luther King Jr first became famous after leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, which started when Rosa Parks stood up for herself, for refusing to move for a white man on 1 December 1955 (on a bus in Montgomery). King raised awareness of the discrimination being used against African-Americans, stating in his speech that "that one day white people will be able to accept black people for who they are and not what color they are".

Martin Luther King Jr is also famous for being the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1964, for his efforts to end racial discrimination and segregation. He is also, unfortunately, famous for being assassinated for his views in 1968.

There is an exhibit and information about him and other Civil Rights leaders such as Rosa Parks at the Civil Rights Museum which is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Dr. King was assasinated. This Museum is not dedicated solely to King, but rather to the entire Civil Rights Movement.

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What did Martin Luther King Jr Jr. do?

Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned against segregation between blacks and whites peacefully. He led many protests including the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Martin Luther King Jr. tryed to stop slavery and died for the people

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Is Martin Luther King Day a business day?

no its a national holiday to celebrate our civil rights leader martin Luther king

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Who were Martin Luther King Jr Jr's parents?

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.
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What happens on Martin Luther King Day?

its just a holiday for Americans like we have half term hols for Halloween

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How did Martin Luther King Jr get to where he was?

Martin Luther King Jr. was tired of the racism and segrigation of the country. So he started a rally to slop the separation of different races in the country.

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Are dentist open on Martin Luther King Day?

They generally are, yes. Most companies and businesses still work on MLK day. Governments (such as courts and the DMV) tend to shut down. But this year, even my USPS mail was delivered on MLK day.

Call ahead and ask the dental office yourself to find out.

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In what city and state was Martin Luther King Jr assassinated?

Memphis , Tennessee

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Where is Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrated?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States holiday, so it is celebrated in the United States.

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When is MLK day?

America celebrates Martin Luther King day on the third Monday in January.

In 2010, MLK Day falls on January 18th.

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Why do you celebrate Martin Luther King Day?

We celebrate it because Martin Luther King, Jr. had a profound impact on our society as a whole and African-American civil rights in particular. For his contributions, we have a day to remember and commemorate him and his contributions.

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What year was the holiday named after Martin Luther King Jr?

1987

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Who celebrates Martin Luther King Jr Day?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated by people in the United States. It is a United States holiday.

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Why is Martin Luther King Jr a good leader?

martin luthur king wanted equal rights for everyone. The awareness of other young black students of the black freedom struggle, inspired his own political activism and altered his sense of racial identity and destiny. His intellectual level gained him respect. People listened to him and he to them. He became the simbol of modern african-american freedom struggle. he became their voice. King was an exceptionally gifted, fascinating, and courageous individual who challenged authority and took such controversial stands as opposing American intervention in Vietnam and mobilizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968. He was also a leader best understood in the context of African-American history and as the product of the social movements that he has come to symbolize.

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What did Martin Luther King Jr do for black people?

He fought for the rights of black people. He spoke to the world about how blacks will not put up with being treated unequally. He said he had a dream, a dream that would change the world. and he didn't just fight for being unequal he also wanted every child to get there education doesn't matter black or white.

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Is the post office in the US closed on Martin Luther King Day?

Yes. Only special deliveries and express packages will be delivered.

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Is mail delivered on Martin Luther King Day?

Martin Luther King Day, the third Monday of January, is a federal holiday and the US Postal Service does not deliver mail.

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Are most banks closed on Martin Luther King Day?

Yes all banks are closed on federal holidays.

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Is there mail delivery in the US on Martin Luther King Day?

No,there isn't.

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Why did Martin Luther King Jr do what he did?

Reason Martin Luther King, Jr. Did What He Didking fought to make the blacks free and wanted to be able to get equally treated
To free black Americans and do want white people did like drink in the same water fountain and go in the same school and stores and every thing else.
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