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Martin Luther King Day
Glimpses of Dr. King

This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2015, the holiday falls on Jan. 19.

Click on the links below for more information on the life of King and other important civil rights leaders.

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights and Affirmative Action

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