January 20, 2016 Practice Points

Dr. King's Birth and Holiday

After years of legislative, lobbying, and public advocacy efforts, the third Monday of January was established as Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, in 1983.

By Access to Justice Committee – January 20, 2016

January 15, 1929: the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After years of legislative, lobbying, and public advocacy efforts, the third Monday of January was established as Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday; the legislation was signed by President Ronald Reagan on November 3, 1983, and the holiday was first observed on January 20, 1986. King Ctr., Making of the King Holiday: A Chronology.


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