First Lady honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
UPDATED 9:17 AM PT – Monday, January 18, 2021
First Lady Melania Trump honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while taking to Twitter on Monday, which marked half a century since his passing
She noted, “Dr. King’s pursuit of freedom and equal opportunity ensured a brighter more prosperous future for generations to come.”
Today, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & his fearless dedication to the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s pursuit of freedom & equal opportunity ensured a brighter, more prosperous future for generations to come. #MLKDay
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 18, 2021
In 1968, a campaign was started for Dr. King’s birthday to become a national day of honor, which made every year on the third Monday of January a federal holiday.