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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Three years after the preliminary legislation was introduced in 1968, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference presented Congress with a petition signed by more than 3 million people supporting a King holiday.

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