Today, Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to commemorate his life and historic contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. What do you think?

“It’s still a little odd to me that the U.S. government takes a day off every year to celebrate its role in MLK’s assassination.”

Louisa Montes • Court Sketch Artist

“I’m glad the government is taking a break from the shutdown to close out of respect for MLK.”

Randolph Grimes • Fire Eater

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“That’s weird—I’ve always thought King was a Scorpio.”

Fred Regan • Dylanologist