The King Holiday timeline

April 8, 1968 — Four days after Dr. King is assassinated, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) introduces first legislation providing for a Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday.

June 26, 1968 — The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center is founded in Atlanta. Shortly after, King Center Founder Coretta Scott

King, directs the small staff to begin planning for the first annual observance of Dr. King’s birthday.

Jan. 15, 1969 — The King Center sponsors the first annual

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