Monday January 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are held in the Unites States nationwide. The day is usually marked by massive commemorations including march protests to remember and celebrate the national civil rights leader who was instrumental in challenging the racial caste system that delineated how millions of Americans lived their lives.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an annual federal holiday since 1986. All 50 states celebrate the public holiday on the third Monday in January, but not all states, cities and towns dedicate it solely to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Marches over the recent years have focused on the treatment of minorities by law enforcement. The life and times of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. cannot be summarized in an article, books, or tomes. However, the marches and the events to celebrate his life and achievements are a testimony on how far America has come, thanks to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and all the Civil Rights movement leaders and activists, and the momentous task still ahead. But, as Sam Cooke said in his song, A Change is Gonna Come, the change Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr deamed about, years ago, is still happening.