The Daily Q #119


InQuire more: In honor of Martin Luther King Day and King’s “I Have A Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the march for Jobs and Freedom.

The bill for MLK Day first came to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979. In 1981, Stevie Wonder — one of the main figures in the campaign to make MLK’s birthday a national holiday — released the song “Happy Birthday” to raise visibility for the cause.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan introduced into U.S. law the third Monday of January as a holiday in King’s memory.


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