As the U.S. celebrates the civil rights icon on MLK Day, here are a few things to know about the holiday honoring the slain activist and his fight against inequality and racial injustice.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Critics of the Bangor Daily News said the redacted version promotes a whitewashed and sanitized version of Martin Luther King Jr. that does not convey his radical views and work as an activist.
Georgia Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock took to the pulpit at Martin Luther King Jr.'s spiritual home for a sermon honoring the civil rights icon and calling for his work to continue.
Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.
Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.
Since 1985, the state has celebrated the civil rights icon and Confederate general on the same day. A bill set to be signed into law removes Lee from King's federal holiday, bumping him to October.