Calinda Lee

Atlanta History Center

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Executive historian at the Atlanta History Center

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The push to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national celebration began almost immediately after Dr. King’s assassination in April 1968.

The long fight to establish MLK Day, and what it means for today's activists

The push to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national celebration began almost immediately after Dr. King’s assassination in April 1968.

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