Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Office Closed
Take today to honor the legacy and historic contributions of Civil Rights Pioneer, Activist, Writer, Son, Father, Husband and Nobel Prize Winner, of the late Great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. – History