This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes in the midst of the most heated fight over voting rights since Dr. King was alive. With states passing restrictive voting legislation and national voting protections being blocked by Republicans and a couple of conservative Democratic senators, the country is facing its worst voting rights crisis in nearly 60 years. Because of dire circumstances, the King family has asked that instead of celebrating Dr. King this year, we use the commemoration of his birthday to urge Congress and the Biden administration to finally pass much-needed voting rights protections. In honor of this request, we look at five times Dr. King advocated for voting rights during his life.