Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement. In 1963, he gave the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Later that year he was named “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine and in 1964 became, at the time, the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
You can learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. here.
Schools and district offices are closed on January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.