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"An Individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. Every person must decide at some point, whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment: 'Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?'"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Conquering Self-Centeredness" Speech, Montgomery, Alabama, August 11, 1957
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in the United States. This day is widely recognized as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. It has become increasingly popular to use this day to volunteer in citizen action groups. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential and important civil rights activist and was an advocate for non-violent protest. This day commemorates King, the movement he worked in, and his selfless and heroic acts in his protests against racial segregation. Let King’s inspiring words lead you to advocate for equality for all.