||Monday, January 1, 2001
||King, Martin Luther, Jr.
||Martin Luther King, Jr..(January 15, 1929 - August 4, 1968) See Vertical File and Expanding File under K.
I have a dream speech (August 28, 1963), See VF and:
World's Great Speeches, by Lewis Copeland, 3rd ed. R 808.85 Cop, p. 751
Let Freedom Ring, R 323.1 Let, pp. 122-125.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, see Expanding File and:
Let Freedom Ring, R 323.1 Let, pp. 110-114.
Epitaph: "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm Free at last."
Holiday - After his death many states and territories observed his birthday as a holiday. In 1983 the Congress
aproved HR 3706, "A bill to amend Title 5, United States Code, to make the birthday of Martin Luther Iing, Jr. a
legal holiday." Signed by the President on Nov. 2, 1983, it became Public Law 98-144. The law set the third Monday
in January for observance of King's birthday. First observance was Jan. 20, 1986. In New Hampshire, this day is
designated Civil Rights Day. Source: Chase's Calendar of Events.
Mother. Alberta Williams King, shot and killed June 30, 1974 during services in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Atlanta church of which
her husband Martin Luther King, Sr. was pastor. Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23, was convicted by a jury of murder, 9/12/74.
See Facts on File, 1974 volume, p. 562, 907.