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Stars Take to Social Media to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By TheBlast Staff

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law earmarking the third Monday of January as MLK Day, a national holiday, and the country observed the first official Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1986.

This year, the holiday actually falls on what would have been the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 89th birthday.

Many celebrities are taking to social media to honor the late civil rights icon, posting inspirational photos and some of King's most powerful quotes.

For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., check out The King Center, founded by his wife and fellow activist, Coretta Scott King and run by his daughter Bernice King.

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