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45% of employers give workers Martin Luther King Jr. Day off—here's how it became a holiday

The popularity of the federal holiday has grown in recent years, but as recently ... All of these efforts led up to Nov. 2, 1983, when then-President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal hol... read more

There is much work to be done to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream

On Monday we will be honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The question has been asked, without much of a full- fledged answer, how relevant is the celebration of a life that was taken more than ... read more

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

“The Day of Service is a national initiative to honor Dr. King ... Last year, the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center attracted more than 3,500 attendees. The event included 34 volunteer fair ex... read more

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Cashman students honor King's legacy

Led by teachers Courtney Connell Lovett and Chris Leary, the fourth-grade student council organized and spoke at a school assembly honoring King. "(We want to) make the holiday meaningful ... Over the ... read more


San Antonio ready to take to the streets again in possibly the largest Martin Luther King Day march in the nation

Nate Davis remembers watching the first Martin Luther King ... 50 years ago. It was led by the late Rev. Raymond “R.A.” Callies Sr., who started the informal march in 1968 to draw attention to improve... read more

MLK legacy honored at Dr. King celebration weekend

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — For more than 20 years an annual celebration honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is held for the entire weekend leading up to the national holiday ... Jobs and Freed... read more

America loves to praise Martin Luther King Jr. But we ignore his message

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on added significance this year, on what would have been a special birthday ... from the Moral Monday efforts in North Carolina led by the Rev. Willia... read more

On Martin Luther King’s 90th birthday, a reminder of how far we have come and how far we still have to go

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the architects of America’s struggle for racial justice, would have been 90 years old on Tuesday ... the fights King led. The revolutionary King searched for univers... read more

March, sports, scholarships mark MLK holiday

While King’s actual birthday is Jan. 15, a 1992 proclamation signed by former President George H.W. Bush designated the third Monday in January each year as a national holiday to honor the slain ... b... read more

King Center MLK Day Activities | Full Schedule

The King Center will continue the campaign on the 2019 King Holiday and throughout the year. The King Holiday Beloved Community Talks are comprised of three back-to-back conversational vignettes ... read more

South Florida's Jewish community to honor MLK's legacy

South Florida's Jewish community will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the holiday weekend of Jan. 18-21 ... The service will be led by Rabbi Bradd Boxman, the synagogue's spiritu... read more

Dr. King march set for Monday

Hickory will celebrate the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a speech ... event for the last 30 years, according to Hickory branch of the NAACP’s records. “Today the march is symbolic of th... read more



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