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Friday, January 18, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr.

While the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth occurred earlier this week on January 15, the third Monday in January has been declared a federal holiday to celebrate the Civil Rights’ leader’s life since 1986.

If you are seeking some good online information on the Rev. Dr. King, Fairfax County Public Library’s staff has researched some excellent Web sites:

FCPL Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Guide

Gale Biography

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial -- Washington, DC

There are actually three other federal holidays in honor of specific individuals. Do you know what they are?

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