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Years of persistence led to holiday honoring King

When the late Rep. Katie Hall (D-Ind.) went to Congress in 1982, it was to finish the term of Adam Benjamin Jr., the Northwest Indiana congressman who had died suddenly of a heart attack. But Hall, ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Years of persistence led to holiday

Beginning in 1986, Martin Luther King Day — the first federal holiday honoring ... years. “Conyers would persist year after year, Congress after Congress, in introducing the same bill again and again, ... read more

MLK Association to lead Community Remembrance Project Coalition

... Dr. King’s birthday was made a national holiday, and brought the statue of Dr. King to the MLK Park in downtown Asheville. In its 38-year history the Association has also bestowed an annual ... read more

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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 ... read more

Importance of persistence emphasized by King teach-in speakers at IWU

speakers told participants at teach-in honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at Illinois Wesleyan University. “Social Justice and Gender” was the theme of this year's teach-in, held on ... read more

He answered King’s call to come to Selma in 1965. On Monday, King’s holiday, he died.

On Monday, the national holiday honoring King ... the movie about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1965 marches in Alabama that led to passage by Congress that year of LBJ's Voting Rights A ... read more

Florida strips felons of their right to vote at a higher rate than any other state

More: Years of persistence led to holiday honoring King More: Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws “That was frightening to the white Confederacy,” said Howard ... read more

Years of persistence led to holiday honoring King

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