Jan 19, 2017 By Michael W. Chapman
(CNSNews.com) – President Ronald Reagan signed the bill making Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday into law on Nov. 2, 1983. Speaking from the Rose Garden of the White House that day, President Reagan highlighted the bus-boycott started by Dr. King in 1955 that ended segregation on public transportation in America.
Reagan also cited several other examples of MLK’s tremendous accomplishments towards ending racial division and noted that his cause was rooted in the teachings of the Bible – King was an ordained Baptist minister — about the dignity of every human being.
President Ronald Reagan signs into law the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, on Nov. 2, 1983. (AP)
“So, each year on Martin Luther King Day, let us not only recall Dr. King, but rededicate ourselves to the Commandments he believed in and sought to live every day:…
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