1983, President Reagan signed the law creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
the third Monday in January. Passage came only after contentious debate. See
what key figures had to say both for and against passage of the holiday.
Rustin, civil rights activist, and friend and mentor to Dr. King, shares
thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Listen to a speech
given at Harvard University in 1987. (30 minutes)