On January 21, 2013 we honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a National Holiday to honor his life and work. He brought about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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""Only six times in the nation's history has the constitutionally-mandated date for a Presidential Inauguration fallen on a Sunday. January 20, 2013 will be the seventh time, and following historical precedent, the public ceremony will be held at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, January 21, 2013. In a tradition that dates back to 1917, the White House will likely arrange a private swearing in before noon on January 20, 2013.""
Retrieved from http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/about/jan-21
""Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. He was a civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career.
On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President, making him the first African-American President of the United States. His victory made a powerful statement about how far the country has come on the issue of race.""
You can read his entire biography at:
What a special day for two Great Americans.