Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate for racial equality, the working class, and marginalized people around the world. In honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy the third Monday in January of each year is celebrated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federally recognized holiday. MLK Day is also designated as a National Day of Service, the only federal holiday with this designation. The National Day of Service was established as a way to honor Dr. King by serving the community, taking action to create a more just and equitable society for all.

The Commission encourages you to take this day to engage in your community through volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr or to find volunteer opportunities visit the links below:

Martin Luther King, Jr. | About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (thekingcenter.org)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (stanford.edu)

Martin Luther King, Jr. | NAACP

Volunteer Opportunities | nc.gov

MLK Day of Service | Youth Service America (ysa.org)

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service | AmeriCorps

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – NPS Commemorations and Celebrations (U.S. National Park Service)