History of Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin… read more

Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the continuing significance of the Reverend Dr. King’s life. The Congressional Black Caucus and its co-founder Rep. Conyers were leaders in that effort. After their presentations, the panelists responded to audience members' questions.

In November 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law legislation declaring the third Monday in January as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, to celebrate the birthday and life of the slain civil rights leader. It had been 15 years since Dr. King’s assassination. close

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203597-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 14, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 19, 2010

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  • Jan 14, 2008 | 3:07pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2008 | 11:28am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2008 | 10:47pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 18, 2010 | 10:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 19, 2010 | 1:23am EST | C-SPAN 1
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