History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

POSTED: 11:22 AM Jan 12 2012   UPDATED: 12:17 PM Jan 16 2015

Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Learn more about the complicated history behind this special holiday.

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The federal holiday is celebrated nationally with many service events, often attended by leaders, celebrities and the President.