ALL OF THESE DUMB PEOPLE ARE SO UNGRATEFUL FOR WHAT DOCTOR KING DID FOR US.
"An excuse for a day off,". Uhh no. Shut it.
Doctor king was a great man. He stood up for what he believed in, and made his dream happen. He gave up so much for what he almost accomplished in his lifetime. To answer your question, we get the day off to celebrate what this amazing, smart, talents man did for our COUNTRY.
He was assassinatd, just for sharing his view point. Many people back then were very dense, and didn't believe in racial equality. This dream that doctor king had, was excellent. He strived and strived to achieve it, and even with all of the obsticals, he overcame and got himself out there to the public.
I reqlly hope you werent being offensive when u asked that question.
But i hope you realize that back then, what he did could have got him killed right away. I mean he did get assassinated, but in his lifespan he accomplished so much for the africian american race