Category Archives: Martin Luther King

1986

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Established

In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed nationally for the first time.  Since then, every year on the third Monday in January, Bahá’ís in hundreds of communities around the country help to organize or host fitting commemorations of Dr. King’s life and legacy.

MLK 2008

MLK Day 2008 in Santa Monica, California. Co-organized by the Baha'is of Santa Monica

In 1992, two  served as Federal Commissioners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission.  As members of the Commission, Robert Henderson, member of the National Spiritual Assembly, and Maryland Baha’i Carole Miller helped coordinate the efforts of Americans of diverse backgrounds and organizations to encourage appropriate ceremonies on the holiday.

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