History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published On: Jan 12 2012 01:22:53 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2016 12:29:42 AM CST

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

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At the time, only 27 states and Washington, D.C., honored the holiday. Most famously, all three Arizona House Republicans including former presidential candidate John McCain, voted against the bill in '83.

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