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2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day


2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader in the civil rights movement in the United States. He was a social activist and Baptist minister who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. After many years of campaigning by activists, members of Congress and Coretta Scott King, a bill signed in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan created a U.S. federal holiday in honor of King. Now, Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January.

The Seattle Housing Authority has a deep commitment to race and social justice and recognizes the significant contribution Dr. King made to civil rights and greater equality and justice for all people. SHA has compiled just a few of the local and national events and resources available for celebrating and learning about his history and legacy.


Seattle MLK Jr. Coalition

Date: Jan. 11 - Jan. 17 

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King County: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Celebrating our county's namesake

Date: Jan. 13

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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Northwest African American Museum: Virtual King Day 

Date: Jan. 17

Time: 2 p.m.  to 3:30 p.m.

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Additional Resources

National Museum of African American History & Culture: 5 Things to Know: Surprising Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.

The King Center

Martin Luther King's Controversial Visit to Seattle