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History of MLK Day

Published On: Jan 12 2012 02:22:53 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2012 07:47:14 AM EST

Observed on the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has only recently been a holiday for all the people, all the time. Read on to learn more about the complicated history behind this special holiday.

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The federal holiday of Martin Luther King Day is celebrated nationally with many service events, often attended by leaders, celebrities and the president.

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