Dr. martin luther king jr. ...free at last

King fought for equal rights from the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 until he was murdered by James Earl Ray in April 1968.

This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2018, the holiday falls on Jan. 15.

Wesley Trent Stoker, a fourth grader from Dallas, Texas, won first place for his brilliant five-minute-long speech about the theme 'What is your dream for today's world?'

Ghanaian student Eric Darko had never seen a food bank prior to spending time in Seattle on a State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). “I had never seen a food bank before. The thought of hungry people coming in and picking up food really touched me,” he said. Following his program, Eric launched Eastern Harvest Food Bank, the first food bank in Ghana with warehouse operations.

While it is not comprehensive, it is interactive and filled with video, audio, and images with accompanying narrative. Former MLK Commission intern, Savannah Wormley, toiled for several months and has provided us with a delightful trip down memory lane.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Free At LastDr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Free At LastDr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Free At LastDr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Free At Last