The Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 20, 2014 @ 11:48AM
Created on January 19, 2014 @ 6:49PM
Equality: It's something many of us find ourselves thankful for in one of the world's greatest countries.
Many federal offices will be closed on Monday to take the time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march for equality during the 1950's and 1960's.
Some of you still have memories of what times were like back in those days.
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, it helped give more freedoms and liberties to those who had been oppressed by their own government for several years, but some some civil rights advocates argue we're still living the same battle when it comes to gay rights; almost like it's a civil rights battle of our time.
Most of the people 5 News spoke with think you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but some of you just can agree with same sex rights at all.
While the gay rights issue is effecting Americans around the country, many of you still think there needs to be more awareness on the march for equality, and think we need to get everyone involved.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was declared a federal holiday back in 1983, and while many people said they enjoy the three-day weekend, they said it's also a good day to reflect on what they're thankful for the most.
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