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How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday became a holiday

The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took ... It wasn’t an easy task for holiday supporters, who had to push hard in Congress to get the federal holiday created. A second ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017: How Is Chicago Honoring the Holiday?

CHICAGO, IL — Although schools and government offices will be closed, other city institutions will be marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with events that honor the life and achievements of t... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Google doodle promotes King’s message of unity

Today’s Google doodle marks the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, highlighting the civil rights leader’s message of unity. Created by guest artist Keith ... Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed ... read more

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: How a Holiday is Created

Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King, Jr. were longtime collaborators in the civil rights movement. Rustin and the A. Philip Randolph Institute started a campaign to create a federal holiday honoring ... read more


How MLK Day Became a Holiday

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no long-standing tradition ... on the idea that King had sympathized with Communists as a reason not to create the holiday, and Reagan in a news conference sa... read more

How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day

Finally in 1979, President Jimmy Carter, who had been elected with the support of the unions, endorsed the bill to create the holiday ... to recognize Martin Luther King Day. Coretta Scott attends the ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 is the subject of the January 15 ... Time Magazine notes that the first efforts to create a national holiday fell short, although some states individually honored King ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018: Are Banks Open on MLK Day?

The holiday is one of the most important ones in American history as it represents the progress created by the civil rights movement, which was spearheaded by Martin Luther King Jr. The day is designe... read more

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Trump visits Trump golf course

President Donald Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather ... Trump signed a proclamation for Martin Luther ... read more

Make a difference on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Children also will have the opportunity to create special ... explores the history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from the first celebration in 1986 to President Clinton’s signing of the Martin Luther ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in St. Charles

What are you doing to commemorate King's legacy? Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was first proposed by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, four day... read more



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