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How We Got MLK Day and Who Stood in the Way

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Here are some of MLK Day's most prominent champions and adversaries--including John McCain, Stevie Wonder, and Ronald Reagan.

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Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:32 am
A great man with a greater vision. We need more like him!

David C (133)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:35 am
thanks, Cal...agree with Dan and Tina....

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:13 am
Thanks, noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:04 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:29 pm
noted, thanks

John B (185)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:33 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the slide show and info on each individual, Viewed and noted.

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:27 pm
I'd forgotten about McCain.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:58 pm
Well, I hadn't forgotten about McShame. He and the AZ Gov. at the time, along with a bunch of Mormons who are a power group in the Phoenix area should be ashamed of themselves. I was terribly ashamed of my state back then, and now Gov. Brewer and her merry band of idiots has made me ashamed once again. Progressives are fighting back, though...hard as we can, and will continue the fight as long as it takes.

Jae A (316)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:46 pm
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Winn A (179)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:44 pm
I doubt if President Obama would have even had a chance to become our president without the efforts of Dr. King, Jr. and the many people who marched with him and supported his efforts. May he rest in peace.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:10 pm
They introduced the legislation every session for 15 years! That is true dedication. It certainly says that sometimes it does take a lot of effort, a lot of communication, a lot of persistence, a lot of care, a lot of truth. I love seeing stories where good wins, it gives me hope. Thank you Cal.

reft h (66)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:18 pm
good story

Robert O (12)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:26 am
Thanks Cal.

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:08 am
MLK was one huge individual. You can always tell how big a being is by the size of the void left after they're gone. In his case, nobody has been able to fill his shoes yet.

. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:20 pm
To my knowledge, Arizona is the only state that does not recognize this day.Reagan left it up to the individual states to recognize this - or not.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:56 pm
No longer available... too bad.

Diane K (134)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:44 pm
Thank you for article.

Süheyla C (234)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks Cal
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