The United States gets a holiday Monday for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
The civil rights leader, who was assassinated in Memphis in 1968, was invited to Selma
in the 1960s to aid the voting rights movement for black Americans.
He eventually led the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March in 1965
that was protected by the National Guard.
A federal holiday honoring his birthday on the third Monday in January
was signed into law in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan.
You can read more about King HERE.
This bust of King is in front of Brown Chapel AME Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Street.