Posted on 1/16/2015 By Monika Salden
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday in the United States that honors Dr. King and his legacy of nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement.
Designated a federal holiday in 1986, it has only been officially observed in all 50 states since 2000. The campaign to create the holiday began in 1968, shortly after the assassination of Dr. King.
Many theological schools celebrate MLK Day through lectures, days of service, and special chapel celebrations. Listed below are a few of the celebrations taking place this week around the country.