For me this holiday in a must to be a paid leave day as would be voting day. All others I brand ‘Hallmark holidays’ meant to move material products and continue to make our citizens sleepy eyed and wasteful of their personal financial true needs.

MLK day definitely has a great deal of meaning and consequence. I plan my MLK Day as a constant listening to his great speeches and bravery on the ground throughout his life and so critical to our nation’s education regardless of our school systems’ (especially as I live in Florida) lack of intelligence on important issues shaping our future.

My thanks for this enlightening piece of work!

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Excellent!!! I learned a lot about the circuitous path to the final passage of MLK day as a paid holiday! Says a LOT about the different stares’ reasonings to delay passage, illustrating racist or ‘duh’ factors nationwide.

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