Martin Luther King Jr. Day Established
In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed nationally for the first time. Since then, every year on the third Monday in January, Bahá’ís in hundreds of communities around the country help to organize or host fitting commemorations of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
In 1992, two served as Federal Commissioners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. As members of the Commission, Robert Henderson, member of the National Spiritual Assembly, and Maryland Baha’i Carole Miller helped coordinate the efforts of Americans of diverse backgrounds and organizations to encourage appropriate ceremonies on the holiday.