MLK Day of Service-
On November 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill marking the third Monday of January, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday was officially observed on January 20, 1986 and is the first federal holiday honoring an African American.
King is one of the most prolific humanitarians and leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated in April 1968 on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
The City of Lynnwood has scheduled an annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20. The event will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the City of Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
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Individuals work together to serve their community on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Celebrated the third Monday of each January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983 and signed into law under Ronald Reagan. Though it was first celebrated as a federal holiday in 1986, many Southern states grouped the day with Confederate leader Robert E. Lee, since his birthday was on January 19. It was not until 2000, 32 years after his assassination, that Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed by every state in the Union. Click Here to Read More
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