Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of civil rights activist and leader. If he were alive today, he would have turned 90 years old on his actual birthday of January 15.
It’s a great day to (re-)listen to his inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech which he delivered at the Great March on Washington in 1963:
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
Dr. King also once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” To honor his legacy, many citizens of the United States spend the third Monday in January in service by volunteering to an organization in need.