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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Martin Luther King Jr. is honored the third Monday in January, each year, at Peterson Air Force, Colorado. President Ronald Reagan officially signed MLK day as a national holiday in 1983 but wasn’t officially observed until 1986. (Courtesy graphic) Martin Luther King & Black History
The year is 1963. Thousands of people are marching together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the nationwide struggle for civil rights and equality. Police officials and national guardsman stood alongside the march to mitigate the potential violence.
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