Remembering the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Through the MLK Day of Service
January 16, 2019
Every year on the third Monday of January, Americans recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. MLK Day of Service is viewed as "a day on, not a day off" and is intended to empower individuals and strengthen communities, in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his efforts with the Civil Rights Movement in America. Read on to find out more about the MLK Day of Service and the history behind the man it is named after.
In 1983, federal legislation officially recognized the birthday
of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a federal holiday. In
1994, Congress designated Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday
as a national day of service and placed the
National and Community Service
in charge of leading the effort.
Many organizations and individuals take MLK Day to volunteer
to create a "Beloved Community." Consider spending the day
helping out within your community or volunteering with friends,
family, neighbors, or colleagues! For help in finding volunteer
opportunities near you, visit the
Corporation for National and
Community Service's Search Too
For more information
about MLK Day of Service, please click
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