The Decades-Long Fight for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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While Martin Luther King Jr. Day is now widely accepted and celebrated across the United States, the fight to establish a national holiday honoring King’s life and legacy was a long and arduous one. Although the battle started just four days after King’s assassination, it took 15

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