History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published On: Jan 12 2012 01:22:53 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2015 02:17:09 PM CST

Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Learn more about the complicated history behind this special holiday.

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The federal holiday is celebrated nationally with many service events, often attended by leaders, celebrities and the President.

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