January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington." (Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:54 AM PT – Monday, January 17, 2022

As the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some may not know the holiday is not a long-standing tradition. Here’s a look back at the struggle to create this federal holiday.

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