History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published On: Jan 12 2012 01:22:53 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2015 09:34:05 AM CST

February is Black History Month. Learn more about the complicated history behind Martin Luther King day.

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President Reagan signed the bill into law in November 1983 and the first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January 1986.

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