Martin Luther King Jr. day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is celebrated on the third Monday of January, which is around Martin Luther King's birthday, January 15.

How Martin Luther King's Birthday Became a Federal Holiday?

Martin Luther king's Birthday became a federal/national holiday because the society wanted to celebrate the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. This was mainly due to his well-known campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and to bring equality to all races.

Ways to meaningfully honour Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

Volunteer in a way that gives back to the black community directly

- Recognize and value the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

- Teach others about Martin Luther King Jr. achievements such as when    he sacrificed his whole life to bring equality to all races

- Help fight against racial injustice

Why it is important to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

It is important to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr's achievements such as sacrificing his life in order to let go of racial inequality and bring together equality to all races, also because he was a non-violent civil rights campaigner which used tactics such as civil disobedience to fight racial segregation.

Examples of racial injustice/segregation which used to happen;

- Black people and white people had to have separate waiting rooms for places like train stations and hospitals

- Some black people were not let into certain restaurants, restaurants would have signs that said no blacks allowed or whites only

Overall, from reading this article I hope you acknowledge the achievements of the civil rights campaigner, Martin Luther King Jr. and honour the dedicated day meaningfully towards Martin Luther King Jr and his achievements on bringing equality to all races.