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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In 2000, the same year it pulled the Confederate flag down from its statehouse dome, South Carolina became the last state to sign a bill recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday.

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