“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a United States federal holiday. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968, and was first observed in 1986.