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Remembering MLK

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In 1994, the U.S. Congress officially established a new federal holiday: Martin Luther King Day.

Commemorating the birthday of the late civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the holiday is officially observed on the third Monday in January. (King's actual birth date is Jan. 15.)


To honor King's legacy, MLK Day is designated as a day of service, with thousands of volunteer service projects being organized in communities nationwide.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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