Martin Luther King Day

On Martin Luther King Day we remember one of America's great civil rights activists. A pastor, writer, and humanitarian, King devoted his life to racial equality and the common good. His commitment to peaceful protest and civil disobedience played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement and still inspires the fight for justice today.

Martin Luther King, Jr., standing with Robert Dosseh, then the Archbishop of Lome, Togo. June 1965 photograph.

Martin Luther King, Jr., standing with Robert Dosseh, then the Archbishop of Lome, Togo. June 1965 photograph.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

MLK meeting Malcolm X, March 26, 1964.

MLK meeting Malcolm X, March 26, 1964.