Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend King, held on the third Monday in January. Officially established in 1986, and marking the man's birthday, it is a public holiday for the entire population and an opportunity to not only commemorate the work of Dr. King but also a chance to volunteer time and effort in the continuing struggle to fully end racism and promote true equality in America.

Martin Luther King was an African-American Baptist minister who became a spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination on April 4th, 1968. He advocated advancing civil rights for Blacks through non-violence and civil disobedience and led many marches, protests and boycotts. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal for his inspirational efforts.

One of Martin Luther King Junior's most famous speeches took place on August 28th, 1963, in Washington, D.C. Before a crowd of 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial, King delivered his ""I Have A Dream"" speech, ending with the words ""Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."" Electrifying the crowd and the nation.

You can celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. on his special day of remembrance by gifting your friends, family members and coworkers, of all colors and creeds, the bright, bold, exuberant ""Keep The Dream Alive"" greeting card from The Best Card Company. It represents one great way to promote the ongoing national quest for social justice and freedom and the eventual end of racism of any kind. "