Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Civil Rights Day

January 16, 2023 all-day America/New York Timezone

Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Civil Rights Day is an annual observance marked on the third Monday in January, and takes place on January 16 this year. It celebrates the movement started by Martin Luther King Jr. to end racism and inequality in the U.S. This movement was a decade-long campaign by the African Americans for their rights and to put an end to legalized racial segregation by the ‘white’ people against people of ‘any other color.’ This campaign led by Martin Luther King Jr. and others ended legalized discrimination in the United States against people of color.