History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

POSTED: 11:22 AM PST Jan 12, 2012    UPDATED: 12:17 PM PST Jan 16, 2015 

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

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King's widow, Coretta Scott King, testified before joint hearings of Congress and organized a nationwide lobby to support the bill. She's famously quoted as stating, "This is not a black holiday; it is a people's holiday."

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