Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In Miami, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached and organized during the 1960s, residents remember his legacy every year on the third Monday in January with memorial services and celebrations of his life. Parks, streets and schools are named for the activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work combating racial inequality through nonviolence.  The annual MLK Day parade in Miami honors King, who was assassinated in 1968, with music, posters and readings from his well-known speeches, including that most famous line: “I have a dream.”

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