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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

caines | 1/11/2012, 7:30 a.m.

On Monday, January 16th, the U.S. will pause to mark the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. In 1983 the holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The civil rights leader, born Jan. 15, 1929, was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel. He was in the city to show support for Black sanitation workers that were on strike. King, a Nobel Prize winner, worked tirelessly to end racial segregation and discrimination. He remains one of the most revered leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.