There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.