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    MLK Day: The bigger picture

    Every third Monday of January, millions of American students rejoice in unison as school closes for a day. However, many forget that the reason for nationwide closures is the remembrance of the remarkable life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. From the holiday being put into law in 1983 to the first observance by the whole country in 1986. The recency of the establishment of the holiday is a reminder that the Civil Rights movement was not that long ago. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, an empowering message that resonates with many still. On Aug. 28, 1963, King gave one…