Celebrate MLK Day with your family and in your groups
Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been set aside to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., a pastor and civil rights leader who dedicated his life to the pursuit of racial equality.
King’s faith was the driving force behind his message and his methods. He called Christians to love their neighbors and their enemies and to work toward a more just society.
"We must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all our actions." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or MLK Day, is a day to remember King’s message. It’s a time to serve others, to pray for equality, and to reflect on how far our nation has come and how far we still have to go.
If you’re looking for ways to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. on your own or with a group, here are a few places to start.
Learn More about Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. - This article from The History Channel provides an easy-to-read overview of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, faith, and work.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail - After being arrested during a nonviolent demonstration, King wrote this letter to a group of white clergymen in defense of civil disobedience. His letter became a civil rights manifesto.
“I Have a Dream” - Watch King’s famous speech from the March on Washington in 1963.
“My Eyes Have Seen The Glory” - An excerpt from King’s final speech delivered on April 3, 1963, in Memphis, Tennessee.
MLK50 - Watch messages from "MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop," an event held in Memphis in 2018. Hear from John Perkins, Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and more.
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