To honor the life of Dr. King, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in the U.S. on the third Monday of January each year.
Upcoming Dates of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21, 2013
January 20, 2014
January 19, 2015
January 18, 2016
To understand the life of Dr. King, following are some places that have been touched by his legacy.
Note that this article merely touches on a few aspects of Dr. King's life. About's guide to American History has a more comprehensive profile on Martin Luther King, Jr..