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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Good Question: How Did MLK Jr.’s Birthday Become A Nat’l Holiday?

The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.

01/20/2014

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Minn. Leaders Talk Civil Rights Battles On MLK Day

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and tributes for the late civil rights leader were held across the country.

01/20/2014

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, March Celebrate His Life

On this national holiday, celebrations are happening all across the Twin Cities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory.

01/20/2014

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MCTC Holds Day Of Service To Honor MLK Jr.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College held their sixth annual MLK, Jr. Day Of Service on Saturday. Those attending started the day with breakfast before hearing some inspirational speakers and music. Afterwards, many attendees went to several local non-profit organizations to volunteer. Volunteer Delores Roberts was with a group who were making blankets for the homeless.

01/18/2014

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Annual Breakfast Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day In Minneapolis

Some people are off work Monday as we take time to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/21/2013

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Post Office, Government Offices Closed On MLK Day

Post offices as well as all local, state and federal government offices will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

01/21/2013

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