History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

POSTED: 11:22 AM PST Jan 12, 2012    UPDATED: 07:34 AM PST Feb 05, 2015 

February is Black History Month. Learn more about the complicated history behind Martin Luther King day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
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After it was founded, the King Memorial Center in Atlanta sponsored the first annual observance of King's birthday, in January 1969, almost a decade and a half before it became an official government holiday.


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