Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by RAPTOR, Jan 11, 2015.
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
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 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.
Officially, Dr. King’s birthday was approved as a federal holiday in 1983. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta. But the King holiday is marked on the third Monday in January.
By 2000, all 50 states recognized the King birthday as a government holiday ...
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