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Philadelphia: the reigning champ of MLK day in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - January 20, 2020

The holiday that falls on the third Monday in January was first celebrated on Jan. 20, 1986 after King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, and musician Stevie Wonder petitioned more than 6 million people to get then-President Ronald Reagan to sign off (signed in 1983) on making MLK day a federal holiday.

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On the MLK Day of Service, envisioning a ‘Beloved Community’ in your town | Opinion

BY: - January 20, 2020

Throughout his ministry and leadership of the civil-rights movement, Dr. King often spoke of “The Beloved Community” as the goal of efforts towards a just America and a just world.