Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday in January, we celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. A great orator and champion of non-violent activism, King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Today, we remember his untimely death, and recall a happier day: that of King's wedding to Coretta Scott on June 18, 1958.

Coretta Scott King continued to lead the civil rights movement after her husband’s death. She also supported the movements for women’s and LGBT rights.