First Lady honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


FILE – In this March 10, 2020, file photo first lady Melania Trump speaks at the at the National PTA Legislative Conference in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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First Lady Melania Trump honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while taking to Twitter on Monday, which marked half a century since his passing

She noted, “Dr. King’s pursuit of freedom and equal opportunity ensured a brighter more prosperous future for generations to come.”

In 1968, a campaign was started for Dr. King’s birthday to become a national day of honor, which made every year on the third Monday of January a federal holiday.

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