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"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." -Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you Dr. King! #MLKDay ... See MoreSee Less

"This is not a black holiday; it is a people's holiday.” - Coretta Scott King On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill into law after fifteen years of lobby by King's widow, Coretta Scott King. The first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January in 1986. Today we honor the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate his revolutionary spirit, we are reminded of his exemplary leadership and service that paved the way for peace, love and unity in America and across the world. Explore objects related to the life and legacy of King in our collection: s.si.edu/2iN1kEQ #APeoplesJourney #MLKDay

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