You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On the third Monday of every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday meant to honor the life of the powerful activist and encourage Americans of all ages, races, and backgrounds to join together in service of their communities. Best known for his dream—not just the American Dream of economy and success, but a more inclusive dream of peace, multiplicity, and equality—King and this dream resound in the lives and work of others who have also dared to dream for a better country and world.