Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Day Comments

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.  King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.   We commemorate his work on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

FEW acknowledges the work of Dr. King and the hundreds of thousands that worked with him.  Today, we invest ourselves in justice and equity for all working in the federal sector.  We use education, training, monitoring laws and compliance to ensure the vision of Dr. King still lives on.

Remember to celebrate MLK Day with us.  It’s not just a day off.