Digital News Report – On Monday Americans will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior.
King’s birthday is actually January 15, 1929, but Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1986 making the official celebration the third Monday in January. President George Bush Sr. later signed a proclamation Holiday Commission to oversee the observance.
King was killed April 4, 1968 by an assassin’s bullet. King was a Baptist Minister who became a civil rights leader during the 60s. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The Holiday is now celebrated in all 50 states. Post offices and other places of business will be closed today.
By: Mark Williams