Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 17, 2020

Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 20

Each year on the third Monday in January, Americans recognize and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a national day of service. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities through thousands of projects spread across all 50 states.


New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance

The 2020 commemoration is being held in the Egg at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Monday, January 20 from 10:00AM to 1:30PM. It will highlight milestones in the life of Dr. King and feature a keynote speech by Jesse J. Holland and a special performance by Ms. Anita Wilson.


Dr. King was a vital figure of the modern era—his words sparked the conscience of a generation; his courage and selfless actions brought significant change to the fabric of American life; and his ongoing devotion gave direction to 13 years of civil rights engagement. Dr. King’s charismatic leadership and lasting legacy continues to inspire men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.


For more information and the schedule of events, visit https://empirestateplaza.ny.gov/nyking.

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