MLK DAY 2014

Jan 20, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uninform Monday Holiday Act.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
This morning Mark Strong spoke to Jeneba Ghatt, lawyer and Washington Times columnist, Judy Forte, Superintendent at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site and Dr. Bernice A. King, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter about events happening on MLK and the impact that Dr. King Jr. made on the world.

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