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Monday, January 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in January. Legal holiday. This day is set aside in the United states to honor the memory of the famed civil rights leader. Born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta GA, he fought segregation through the 1950s and 60s. He was shot and killed on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis TN by James Earl Ray. This day is used to reflect on issues of civil rights and racial equality.