MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY honors the life and legacy of one of the most recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement in American history.
It is a day of remembrance of the life and legacy of a man of faith and action. Dr. King saw a world of possibilities and invited people to bring them into reality by taking concrete action.
It was in Houston back in 1960, that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was initially inspired to follow his dream of civil rights when the first sit-in to protest desegregated lunch counters was staged by Texas Southern University students.
In honor of Dr. King, his contributions, and his connection to Houston, here are 9 area events you can attend on MLK Day.