Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and civil rights chief. In November 1983, President Reagan signed laws creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, making it the third nationwide vacation born within the twentieth century. The primary was Veterans Day, created as a “prayer for peace” in 1926. Memorial Day got here second in 1948. In 1956, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Honor King’s reminiscence with this on-line expedition into his life and achievements.