Now, Therefore, I, George Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 20, 1992, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday.
Twenty-four years after his assassination on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with a national holiday (except for a few reluctant states including New Hampshire, which took another seven years to officially jump on board), the only federal holiday to honor an African-American.
King's Last Speech Gets Auto-Tuned
Mahalia Jackson, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
Big Maybelle, "Heaven Will Welcome You Dr. King"
Soundtrack For a Revolution
Soundtrack For A Revolution, Danny Glover's musical tribute to Dr. King, is available on Netflix Instant right now (right here). Here's the trailer.
Hip-Hop, Carrying the Torch
Professor Todd Boyd talks to NPR about hip-hop's modernization of the civil rights movement, a thesis outlined in his 2003 book H.N.I.C., The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop.