How did MLK get a holiday? PBS shares a short episode with details

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Did you know Martin Luther King Jr Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000?

 


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Did you know Martin Luther King Jr Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000? And that in order to create the holiday honouring the civil rights leader we needed help from Stevie Wonder and the National Football League. Why was this the case? Well MLK Jr, wasn’t beloved by everyone during his life and winning the battle to create a holiday in his honour took a lot of work. How did it all happen? Watch the short episode to find out.




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