How We Got MLK Day and Who Stood in the Way

How We Got MLK Day and Who Stood in the Way

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously fought long and hard for racial equality. So perhaps it's fitting that it took the efforts of several Americans more than 30 years to establish a holiday in his honor.

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

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