MLK Jr. Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Jr. Day Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January. The day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, who was a prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. People are encouraged to use the day to “reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King.”

Read about the 15 Year Battle for MLK, Jr. Day

The legislation to recognize MLK Jr. Day was first introduced just four days after his assassination. Still, it would take 15 years of persistence by civil rights activists for the holiday to be approved by the federal government.

Podcasts Honoring MLK Jr.

Here are six podcasts from across public media on King's most powerful words, legacy and the ongoing fight for voting and racial justice in the United States and around the world.