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Martin Luther King Day

Updated Monday, 15th January 2018

The third Monday of January each year is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Look into civil rights and what makes a great speech with our related content. 

Martin Luther King Day commemorates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., the influential American civil rights leader. King is most renowned for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the USA. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech and it is often cited as one of the most influential speeches ever made. 

To celebrate his life why not learn more about what makes a great speech here on OpenLearn? You can also explore different rights and racism and segregation with our free courses, videos, podcasts and articles in the content below.

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