In observance of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 15.
A civil rights activist, King was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.
A bill was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of King. It was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.
Offices will reopen and classes will begin on regular schedule at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16.