Today is Martin Luther King day. It is a day to celebrate the man who helped change society with his civil rights movements and his push for equality. Without his hard work and perseverance, where would our world be now?
Giving a day of commemoration to one of the world's most instrumental civil rights leaders whose peaceful words and deeds contributed to a whole new understanding of equality and brotherhood seems like a no-brainer. Martin Luther King Day's history, however, was fraught with controversy and took years just to get on the federal government's official calendars.