Download Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Background. Speaking before 25,000 selma to montgomery, alabama civil rights. National consensus on the holiday.
Is one of two americans whose birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday; King was a long process, full of controversy. Beginning almost immediately after king's assassination, members of congress proposed that his birthday ought to be a national holiday, but bills mandating the occasion went nowhere.
A united states federal statute honoring martin luther king jr.
George washington and christopher columbus. Some opponents said king did not deserve his own holiday—contending that the entire civil rights movement rather than. George washington and christopher columbus. Was born on january 15, 1929 in atlanta georgia.