School holiday for students to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20

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Graphic Illustration by Macy McClish

Martin Luther King, Jr. from his speech "Conquering Self-Centeredness" in Montgomery, Alabama on Aug. 11, 1957.

Students will be out of school Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day while teachers will have a staff development day. School will resume Tuesday, Jan. 21 on collaboration bell schedule.

President Ronald Reagan signed a bill Nov. 2, 1983 to establish a national holiday commemorating King’s birthday each year on the third Monday of January.

Further information can be found using the links below.

https://www.history.com/news/martin-luther-king-jr-day-controversial-origins-of-the-holiday

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1872501,00.html