Only one American, who was not a president, has been honored with his own holiday. Dr. King is a real American hero who is quite deserving of that honor. I fear that many Americans are unaware of Dr. King's achievements and the incredible moral and physical courage he possessed.
Dr. King changed America and left it a far better place. He overcame hatred, oppression and injustice without bitterness or negatively. He knowingly gave his life for the cause of justice and did not flinch from his calling, even though his fate was obvious to him. He successfully opposed the forces of darkness without letting his heart be tainted by the darkness he fought.
So please, do yourself a favor, go to the links below to read about this incredible American and be inspired to be a better American and a better person.
The King Center
The Nobel Prize Organization
His most famous speech