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.

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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.

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