Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.
The Stone of Hope was opened to the public in West Potomac Park, Washington DC, on August 22, 2011.
Martin Luther King's DREAM still goes on. There is still to much racism and bigotry in this country today. ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL in the eyes of God and under our U.S. Constitution.