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How Well Do You Know Martin Luther King Jr. Day Facts? Let’s Find Out!

Written by Javier Peinado

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

These wise words of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. are as valid now as when they were said in his lifetime, during his fight for civil rights and equality for the African American community. Once again, the United States honors his immeasurable legacy of peace and tolerance with the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that invites us all to reflect on equality, the use of nonviolence to promote social change, and the value of public service.

In that vein, here’s a quiz on how much do you actually know about the origins and history of this one of a kind holiday and Dr. King himself!

About the author

Javier Peinado

Born in Barcelona. Raised in Madrid. New Yorker at heart. When he is not geeking out at a comic book convention or binge-watching superhero shows, this bilingual journalist loves to discover secret venues and hidden places around the world to fill his insatiable wanderlust. He also digs into ghost-busting, Bigfoot-hunting, and UFO-sighting. The truth is out there.

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