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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (also known as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a pastor and civil rights activist who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work.
Dr. King's actual birthday is January 15, but the holiday is observed on the third Monday of January.
Celebrate MLK Day by learning more about his work, racial injustice, and the Civil Rights Movement in America. Volunteer or donate to organizations that support human and civil rights.