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SECOND CUP: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

SECOND CUP: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
SECOND CUP: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted at 8:03 AM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:36:40-05

MIDWAY, FL- For Decades, Martin Luther King Jr.'s activism has inspired millions and pushed for equal rights for all Americans.

Today, on Second Cup we reflect on what this federal holiday, marking the Civil Rights Leader, represents to Americans today.

President Obama is encouraging Americans to observe the federal holiday by taking part in a service project.

Government offices and the US Stock Market is closed today.

The Civil Rights leader was kille din 1968.

President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983.

The first national MLK Holiday was observed three years later in 1986.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I have a Dream," speech on August 28th, 1963.

He delivered it to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.