BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR."
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House Resolution 3706

MLK Holiday Established

January 3, 1983

In January 1983, President Reagan approved an act making the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a legal public holiday...

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House Resolution 5890

MLK Commission Created

January 23, 1984

After approving an act recognizing Dr. King's birthday as a legal public holiday, President Reagan established a commission to assist in its first observance...

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Tuskegee Airman Letter

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

September 21, 1984

The Greater Florida Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. was eager to partner with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change to commemorate...

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University of Mississippi Riots

Alta High School Letter

January 10, 1986

Students from Ms. Larsens' American History class at Alta High pledged their support for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday...

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Mrs. King Requests to Speak

Mrs. King's Request

June 30, 1988

MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission officer and Staff Vice President of the MLK, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. Lloyd Davis petitioned Democratic...

Tags: Georgia | Martin Luther King, Jr. | Washington D.C.
Reagan Proclamation

Reagan's Proclamation

December 23, 1988

President Reagan proclaimed Monday, January 16, 1989 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

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Letter from Senator Chafee

Senator Chafee Letter

April 28, 1989

Mrs. King received a letter from Senator John Chafee (R-RI) thanking her for her support...

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Nuremberg Elementary School Letter

Nuremberg School Letter

January 17, 1992

Writing from the very city that saw the rise and fall of the 3rd Reich fifty years earlier, Suzanne Bachman of Nuremberg Elementary School...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Georgia | Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inspection of Cooks

Legislative Support

April 29, 1993

Several governors and mayors across the country joined with fellow lawmakers in their support of the King Holiday and Service Act of 1993...

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Clinton's Proclamation

Clinton's Proclamation

January 12, 1996

President Clinton proclaimed Monday, January 15, 1996 as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday and called upon...

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