Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrates It's 30th Anniversary!

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. being signed into law. 

In 1979 Representative John Conyers and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke introduced the bill in Congress to make King's birthday a national holiday. The bill was eventually passed in 1983 and officially took effect three years later.

The King Center in Atlanta is set to celebrate by holding a commemorative service which will top off the weeks nationwide events celebrating the civil rights icon's legacy. 

The theme of this year's celebration is "Remember! Celebrate! Act! King's Legacy of Freedom for Our World

Don't forget to Google your city to find a list of events that will be held across the nation today to honor Dr. King.

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