This Monday, we will mark 27 years of observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some states began honoring Dr. King on Jan. 20, 1986.
King would have been 84. He was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. by an assassin on April 4, 1968. If he were alive today, he’d see how much has changed in our nation.
Since King's death, every struggling civil rights group has affixed themselves to his passionate cause for justice.