Talk:Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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inaccuracy[edit]

Both Washington's and Lincoln's birthday were formerly celebrated individually in many states. When MLK Day was added, they were combined into one holiday, called President's Day by most altho it's not so formally as the bill never passed, and Lincoln's was not observed by the Federal govt. This is made clear here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln's_Birthday. Therefore it is somewhat inaccurate to say that only Columbus and Washington are recognized and so I removed the sentence, even tho it is certainly true that many were opposed to the honor on these grounds, if not on others. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.231.37.186 (talk) 06:24, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Family opposition[edit]

In the first graf of the controversy section: 'Likewise, King's family expressed opposition to the measure.[citation needed]' should read '...to the filibuster.' It appears to be a simple word choice error.68.81.92.61 (talk) 19:16, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't know about that. I have a feeling somebody was trying to make Reagan look not-quite-so-bad by saying "even the King family opposed the holiday". The whole unsourced bit should probably be removed. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 19:21, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Reader feedback: Please add the names of stat...[edit]

203.109.69.116 posted this comment on January 16, 2013 (view all feedback).

Please add the names of states of US, those have declared this day as federal Holiday, as not all states have declared it Holiday...

Any thoughts?

Bob (talk) 15:20, 21 January 2014 (UTC) Actually all states do observe it now.

Bob (talk) 15:20, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

End of Arizona Story[edit]

So I came to this article to find out the history and current status of MLK holiday in Arizona. Outside from a small mention of the name of the MLK holiday in a separate section there is no mention of the current status of the holiday and it almost makes it sound that Arizona still has no MLK holiday. I had to go to a linked article which said this to find the rest of the story:

Voters approved a state King holiday in November 1992, making Arizona the only state that put it to a vote of the people and saw it pass. "It was historic and it was phenomenal," Stewart said.

At best the article is confusing on this point, at worst, misleading. I know the section is entitled "Reluctance to Observe", but surly a simple sentence is acceptable? --74.89.28.79 (talk) 16:32, 4 May 2014 (UTC)