Martin Luther King Jr. championed a nonviolent struggle for racial equality that remains unparalleled to this day. The civil rights icon is honored this year on Jan. 15, as Long Island businesses, venues, churches and community centers celebrate his legacy with events, screenings, concerts and more. Here's what's going on in Nassau and Suffolk.
Dexter Bryant, 4, looks at photographs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a gallery at the Hempstead African-American Museum on Jan. 18, 1988. Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile