Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for January 14th:
Presidential Proclamation 3839 of April 5, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson designating Sunday, April 7, 1968, as a day of national mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.


National Day of Mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidential Proclamation 3839 of April 5, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson designating Sunday, April 7, 1968, as a day of national mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr., 04/05/1968 (Page 1 of 2); National Archives Identifier: 299993; General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992; Record Group 11; National Archives.

Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson issued this proclamation for a national day of mourning after King was assasinated on April 4, 1968.
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