Skip to main content

The Meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Amy A. Kass & Leon Kass

Why do we have national public holidays? What does each—and what do all—contribute to our common life as Americans? The American Calendar explores the purpose and meaning of our civic holidays, showing how their repeated celebration helps unite and identify us as a people and attaches us to our country.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Are we at last one nation, with liberty and justice for all? Reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King and the civil rights movement and assess their efforts to overcome racial discrimination and to promote racial equality and integration.

View PDF

Related Articles

Why Sessions is Right Pick for Attorney General

William Bennett & John P. Walters

Jeff Sessions is an outstanding choice for attorney general, and he deserves to be confirmed swiftly...

Continue Reading

Five Myths about Kleptocracy

Natalie Duffy & Nate Sibley

Will Donald Trump institute one? Or is the United States immune?...

Continue Reading

How Republicans Can Avoid Being Blamed for High Premiums

Jeffrey H. Anderson

When it comes to trying to decide what the worst part of Obamacare is, there's no shortage of contenders. From a constitutional standpoint, the worst ...

Continue Reading