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.

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In the months after MLK’s death in 1968, Congressman John Conyers Jr. of Michigan introduced the first legislation seeking to make King's birthday, Jan. 15, a federal holiday.


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