The Stan Simpson Show – An Historical Perspective Of MLK

The Stan Simpson Show – An historical perspective of MLK

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HARTFORD — The American government wasn’t always so supportive of Martin Luther King’s equality agenda. In our second segment, Stan was joined by UConn History Professor Jeffrey Ogbar.

King’s actual birthday was on January 15.
Timeline: April 8, 1968 – Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduces legislation for a federal holiday to commemorate King, just four days after his assassination.
January 15, 1969 – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta sponsors and observes the first annual celebration of King’s birthday.
April 1971 – The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) presents to Congress petitions containing three …

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