Claiming Dr. King only for one particular political ideology skips over the first question of what this holiday honors.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hy exactly does Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have his own national holiday? It is a rare thing in America: Now that we compress the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln into “Presidents Day,” Dr. King is the only American so honored. Every politician, business, and institution in the nation pays him homage annually. That leads to contentious arguments by those who feel that Dr. King’s memory is theirs alone and should not be shared by others.

Claiming Dr. King only for one particular political ideology skips over the first question of what this holiday honors. If today is

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