MLK Day 2021 Resources

Observed each year on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday celebrating the life, legacy, and impact of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to many MLK Day celebrations as communities adapt to coronavirus safety requirements. However, there are still many ways you can educate yourself and serve your community through virtual events and physically distanced opportunities.

Below are a collection of resources to help you learn and get active in your community. 



"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” on April 16, 1963, from the city jail in Birmingham, Ala. King had been arrested for participating in a non-violent protest with the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.



MLK Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Virtual Event and Keynote

Monday, January 18

1:00-2:30pm ET

Presented in partnership with Eastern Michigan University, the Wright Museum's 2021 virtual keynote address will be given by White House Correspondent and political commentator Yamiche Alcindor.



Americorps Volunteer Opportunity Locator 

Americorps has developed an online tool to help you search for virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities in your area.