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Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s.

Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Through his activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.

Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. The King and Williams families were rooted in rural Georgia. Martin Jr.’s grandfather, A.D. Williams, was a rural minister for years and then moved to Atlanta in 1893. He took over the small, struggling Ebenezer Baptist church with around 13 members and made it into a forceful congregation. He married Jennie Celeste Parks and they had one child that survived, Alberta. Michael King Sr. came from a sharecropper family in a poor farming community. He married Alberta in 1926 after an eight-year courtship. The newlyweds moved to A.D. Williams’ home in Atlanta.

Michael King Sr. stepped in as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church upon the death of his father-in-law in 1931. He too became a successful minister, and adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. in honor of the German Protestant religious leader Martin Luther. In due time, Michael Jr. would follow his father’s lead and adopt the name himself.

Young Martin had an older sister, Willie Christine, and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. The King children grew up in a secure and loving environment. Martin Sr. was more the disciplinarian, while his wife’s gentleness easily balanced out the father’s more strict hand. Though they undoubtedly tried, Martin Jr.s parents couldnt shield him completely from racism. Martin Luther King Sr. fought against racial prejudice, not just because his race suffered, but because he considered racism and segregation to be an affront to God’s will. He strongly discouraged any sense of class superiority in his children which left a lasting impression on Martin Jr.

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. entered public school at age 5. In May, 1936 he was baptized, but the event made little impression on him. In May, 1941, Martin was 12 years old when is grandmother, Jennie, died of a heart attack. The event was traumatic for Martin, more so because he was out watching a parade against his parents’ wishes when she died. Distraught at the news, young Martin jumped from a second story window at the family home, allegedly attempting suicide.

King attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he was said to be a precocious student. He skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15, in 1944. He was a popular student, especially with his female classmates, but an unmotivated student who floated though his first two years. Although his family was deeply involved in the church and worship, young Martin questioned religion in general and felt uncomfortable with overly emotional displays of religious worship. This discomfort continued through much of his adolescence, initially leading him to decide against entering the ministry, much to his father’s dismay. But in his junior year, Martin took a Bible class, renewed his faith and began to envision a career in the ministry. In the fall of his senior year, he told his father of his decision.

In 1948, Martin Luther King Jr. earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He thrived in all his studies, and was valedictorian of his class in 1951, and elected student body president. He also earned a fellowship for graduate study. But Martin also rebelled against his fathers more conservative influence by drinking beer and playing pool while at college. He became involved with a white woman and went through a difficult time before he could break off the affair.

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During his last year in seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. came under the guidance of Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays who influenced Kings spiritual development. Mays was an outspoken advocate for racial equality and encouraged King to view Christianity as a potential force for social change. After being accepted at several colleges for his doctoral study, including Yale and Edinburgh in Scotland, King enrolled at Boston University.

During the work on his doctorate, Martin Luther King Jr. met Coretta Scott, an aspiring singer and musician, at the New England Conservatory school in Boston. They were married in June 1953 and had four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott and Bernice. In 1954, while still working on his dissertation, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. He completed his Ph.D. and earned his degree in 1955. King was only 25 years old.

On March 2, 1955, a 15-year-old girl refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus in violation of local law. Claudette Colvin was arrested and taken to jail. At first, the local chapter of the NAACP felt they had an excellent test case to challenge Montgomery’s segregated bus policy. But then it was revealed that she was pregnant and civil rights leaders feared this would scandalize the deeply religious black community and make Colvin (and, thus the group’s efforts) less credible in the eyes of sympathetic whites.

On December 1, 1955, they got another chance to make their case. That evening, 42-year-old Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus to go home after an exhausting day at work. She sat in the first row of the “colored” section in the middle of the bus. As the bus traveled its route, all the seats in the white section filled up, then several more white passengers boarded the bus. The bus driver noted that there were several white men standing and demanded that Parks and several other African Americans give up their seats. Three other African American passengers reluctantly gave up their places, but Parks remained seated. The driver asked her again to give up her seat and again she refused. Parks was arrested and booked for violating the Montgomery City Code. At her trial a week later, in a 30-minute hearing, Parks was found guilty and fined $10 and assessed $4 court fee.

On the night that Rosa Parks was arrested, E.D. Nixon, head of the local NAACP chapter met with Martin Luther King Jr. and other local civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott. King was elected to lead the boycott because he was young, well-trained with solid family connections and had professional standing. But he was also new to the community and had few enemies, so it was felt he would have strong credibility with the black community.

In his first speech as the group’s president, King declared, “We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience. We have sometimes given our white brothers the feeling that we liked the way we were being treated. But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr.’s skillful rhetoric put a new energy into the civil rights struggle in Alabama. The bus boycott involved 382 days of walking to work, harassment, violence and intimidation for the Montgomery’s African-American community. Both King’s and E.D. Nixon’s homes were attacked. But the African-American community also took legal action against the city ordinance arguing that it was unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court’s “separate is never equal” decision in Brown v. Board of Education. After being defeated in several lower court rulings and suffering large financial losses, the city of Montgomery lifted the law mandating segregated public transportation.

Flush with victory, African-American civil rights leaders recognized the need for a national organization to help coordinate their efforts. In January 1957, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and 60 ministers and civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches. They would help conduct non-violent protests to promote civil rights reform. King’s participation in the organization gave him a base of operation throughout the South, as well as a national platform. The organization felt the best place to start to give African Americans a voice was to enfranchise them in the voting process. In February 1958, the SCLC sponsored more than 20 mass meetings in key southern cities to register black voters in the South. King met with religious and civil rights leaders and lectured all over the country on race-related issues.

In 1959, with the help of the American Friends Service Committee, and inspired by Gandhi’s success with non-violent activism, Martin Luther King visited Gandhi’s birthplace in India. The trip affected him in a deeply profound way, increasing his commitment to America’s civil rights struggle. African-American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who had studied Gandhi’s teachings, became one of King’s associates and counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of non-violence. Rustin served as King’s mentor and advisor throughout his early activism and was the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was also a controversial figure at the time, being a homosexual with alleged ties to the Communist Party, USA. Though his counsel was invaluable to King, many of his other supporters urged him to distance himself from Rustin.

In February 1960, a group of African-American students began what became known as the “sit-in” movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. The students would sit at racially segregated lunch counters in the city’s stores. When asked to leave or sit in the colored section, they just remained seated, subjecting themselves to verbal and sometimes physical abuse. The movement quickly gained traction in several other cities. In April 1960, the SCLC held a conference at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina with local sit-in leaders. Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged students to continue to use nonviolent methods during their protests. Out of this meeting, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee formed and for a time, worked closely with the SCLC. By August of 1960, the sit-ins had been successful in ending segregation at lunch counters in 27 southern cities.

By 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was gaining national notoriety. He returned to Atlanta to become co-pastor with his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church, but also continued his civil rights efforts. On October 19, 1960, King and 75 students entered a local department store and requested lunch-counter service but were denied. When they refused to leave the counter area, King and 36 others were arrested. Realizing the incident would hurt the city’s reputation, Atlanta’s mayor negotiated a truce and charges were eventually dropped. But soon after, King was imprisoned for violating his probation on a traffic conviction. The news of his imprisonment entered the 1960 presidential campaign, when candidate John F. Kennedy made a phone call to Coretta Scott King. Kennedy expressed his concern for King’s harsh treatment for the traffic ticket and political pressure was quickly set in motion. King was soon released.

In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. organized a demonstration in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Entire families attended. City police turned dogs and fire hoses on demonstrators. Martin Luther King was jailed along with large numbers of his supporters, but the event drew nationwide attention. However, King was personally criticized by black and white clergy alike for taking risks and endangering the children who attended the demonstration. From the jail in Birmingham, King eloquently spelled out his theory of non-violence: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community, which has constantly refused to negotiate, is forced to confront the issue.”

By the end of the Birmingham campaign, Martin Luther King Jr. and his supporters were making plans for a massive demonstration on the nation’s capital composed of multiple organizations, all asking for peaceful change. On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, emphasizing his belief that someday all men could be brothers.

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. / “I Have A Dream” speech, August 28, 1963

The rising tide of civil rights agitation produced a strong effect on public opinion. Many people in cities not experiencing racial tension began to question the nation’s Jim Crow laws and the near century second class treatment of African-American citizens. This resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorizing the federal government to enforce desegregation of public accommodations and outlawing discrimination in publicly owned facilities. This also led to Martin Luther King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

King’s struggle continued throughout the 1960s. Often, it seemed as though the pattern of progress was two steps forward and one step back. On March 7, 1965, a civil rights march, planned from Selma to Alabama’s capital in Montgomery, turned violent as police with nightsticks and tear gas met the demonstrators as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. King was not in the march, however the attack was televised showing horrifying images of marchers being bloodied and severely injured. Seventeen demonstrators were hospitalized in a day that would be called “Bloody Sunday.” A second march was cancelled due to a restraining order to prevent the march from taking place. A third march was planned and this time King made sure he was part of it. Not wanting to alienate southern judges by violating the restraining order, a different approach was taken. On March 9, 1965, a procession of 2,500 marchers, both black and white, set out once again to cross the Pettus Bridge and confronted barricades and state troopers. Instead of forcing a confrontation, King led his followers to kneel in prayer and they then turned back.Alabama governor George Wallace continued to try to prevent another march, however, President Lyndon Johnson pledged his support and ordered U.S. Army troops and the Alabama National Guard to protect the protestors. On March 21, approximately 2,000 people began a march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery. On March 25, the number of marchers, which had grown to an estimated 25,000, gathered in front of the state capitol where Dr. King delivered a televised speech. Five months after the historic peaceful protest, President Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

From late 1965 through 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. expanded his civil rights efforts into other larger American cities, including Chicago and Los Angeles. But he met with increasing criticism and public challenges from young black power leaders. King’s patient, non-violent approach and appeal to white middle-class citizens alienated many black militants who considered his methods too weak, too late and ineffective. To address this criticism, King began making a link between discrimination and poverty, and he began to speak out against the Vietnam War. He felt that America’s involvement in Vietnam was politically untenable and the government’s conduct in the war discriminatory to the poor. He sought to broaden his base by forming a multi-race coalition to address economic and unemployment problems of all disadvantaged people.

By 1968, the years of demonstrations and confrontations were beginning to wear on Martin Luther King Jr. He had grown tired of marches, going to jail, and living under the constant threat of death. He was becoming discouraged at the slow progress of civil rights in America and the increasing criticism from other African-American leaders. Plans were in the works for another march on Washington to revive his movement and bring attention to a widening range of issues. In the spring of 1968, a labor strike by Memphis sanitation workers drew King to one last crusade. On April 3, he gave his final and what proved to be an eerily prophetic speech,Ive Been to the Mountaintop,in which he told supporters at the Mason Temple in Memphis, “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” The next day, while standing on a balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr. was struck by a sniper’s bullet. The shooter, a malcontent drifter and former convict named James Earl Ray, was eventually apprehended after a two-month, international manhunt. The killing sparked riots and demonstrations in more than 100 cities across the country. In 1969, Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison on April 23, 1998.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States. Years after his death, he is the most widely known African-American leader of his era. His life and work have been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, and a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington, D.C. But his life remains controversial as well. In the 1970s, FBI files, released under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that he was under government surveillance, and suggested his involvement in adulterous relationships and communist influences. Over the years, extensive archival studies have led to a more balanced and comprehensive assessment of his life, portraying him as a complex figure: flawed, fallible and limited in his control over the mass movements with which he was associated, yet a visionary leader who was deeply committed to achieving social justice through nonviolent means.

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Dodge Super Bowl ad using Martin Luther King Jr’s speech …

A Super Bowl ad for Dodge Ram trucks using one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last sermons drew a backlash on social media and a rebuke from some of the civil rights leader’s loved ones while winning support from others.

The one-minute ad watched by more than 100 million viewers featured King’s famous “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon he gave at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, just two months before he was assassinated.

The King Center in Atlanta immediately condemned the ad, asserting in a tweet that neither it nor King’s daughter, Bernice King, “is the entity that approves the use of #MLK’s words or imagery for use in merchandise, entertainment (movies, music, artwork, etc) or advertisement, including tonight’s @Dodge #SuperBowl commercial.”

But the company that manages the former civil rights leader’s intellectual property, run by his son, Dexter King, issued a statement Monday morning saying it had approved the ad.

“We found that the overall message of the ad embodied Dr. King’s philosophy that true greatness is achieved by serving others. Thus we decided to be a part of Ram’s ‘Built To Serve’ Super Bowl program,” the firm, Intellectual Properties Management, said in its statement.

Besides promoting Dodge Ram pickup trucks, the ad was meant to publicize Ram Nation, the car company’s campaign to encourage volunteerism at food pantries, clean-up programs and other do-good projects in communities across the country.

The ad begins with the words “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” and gives the date Feb. 4, 1968, day 50 years ago to the day after when King gave his sermon.

As music plays, and King’s soaring voice is heard: “If you want to be important–wonderful. If you want to be recognized–wonderful. If you want to be great–wonderful.”

A black Dodge Ram truck appears in the commercial plowing through the mud as King reaches the apex of his sermon, saying, “But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.”

Images of Americans show throughout the commercial, ranging from horse wranglers in the West to fishermen, teachers and Marines.

The ad was roundly bashed on social media with people calling it “tasteless” and “tone deaf.”

In a Twitter post, actress Justine Bateman wrote, “A Martin Luther King Jr speech to sell @Dodge Ram trucks? Totally offensive. #mlk.”

New York Times columnist Charles Blow, also took to Twitter, writing, “The blatant commodification of black culture, black struggle and black pain illustrates perfectly how America is perfectly willing to exploit blackness but perfectly incapable of honoring it. #DodgeRam #MLK.”

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which manufactures Dodge Ram trucks, defended the ad in a statement.

“It is 50 years to the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave such a tremendous speech about the value of service,” the company said. “Ram was honored to have the privilege of working with the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate those words during the largest TV viewing event annually. We worked closely with the representatives of the Martin Luther King Jr. estate to receive the necessary approvals and estate representatives were a very important part of the creative process every step of the way.”

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday, advertising executive Donny Deutch said there are different ways to look at the ad.

“You could come out two sides on that and say, ‘It’s quite exploitative,’ [and] on the other hand, you could say, ‘Well, just the more people that hear his voice, we’re better for this.'”

Deutch added that in today’s world, the commercial will most likely be forgotten.

“I always wonder at the end of the day do people remember?” he said. “Are they going to remember? ‘OK, I remember there was a Martin Luther King ad, but who was it for? I remember there was an ad about first responders, but who was it for?'”

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Trump administration celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump administration officials on Monday honored Dr. Martin Luther King, paying tribute to the fallen civil rights leader as the nation marked the day celebrating his legacy.

At a wreath-laying ceremony at the MLK Jr. Memorial in Washington, FBI Director Chris Wray and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised King and said his words were just as important today.

Dr. King understood no man is an island and that we rise and fall together, Wray said. He noted that whatever effects one directly effects all indirectly, listing violent crime, discrimination and hatred.

We have made progress as a nation over the last 50 years, but it isnt enough, he said. We still havent reached that mountain top that Dr. King referenced so eloquently.

Wray said that the FBI was determined to ensure fairness and equality, and foster diversity to better reflect the communities they serve.

[Our job at the FBI] is simple and profound. To protect the American people, and uphold The Constitution, and to follow the facts independently wherever they may lead, he said, adding that protecting civil rights and observing civil liberties was at the heart of everything the bureau does.

Wray announced that the FBI now requires every new analyst and agent in training to take a course specifically dedicated to King, and to visit this memorial to understand how we can better do our jobs.

We will only continue to make progress as we continue to move forward together, he said. One day we will reach that mountain top together.

Zinke told the crowd that Kings dream was highly rooted in the dream of all Americans.

His dream was a fully integrated American for all people, all faiths, genders, religions, he said. We all have the obligation to make sure our fight for justice, equality the battle that we face every dayis fought and won because it is deeply rooted in us as a people.

Over the weekend, Vice President Pence and his wife visited the memorial for a private wreath laying.

Honored to lay a wreath at MLK Jr. Memorial w/ @SecondLady, Pence tweeted. He was a great American leader who inspired a movement & transformed a Nation. He took the words of our Founders to heart to forge a more perfect union based on the notion all men are created equal & in the image of God.

Also Monday, President Trump remembered King in a recorded White House weekly address posted on Twitter.

Dr. King’s dream is our dream, Trump said. It is the American Dream. It’s the promise stitched into the fabric of our Nation, etched into the hearts of our people, and written into the soul of humankind.”

He spent the day at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, and the Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach.

Trump signed a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation last week, amid criticism over comments he made Thursday at an Oval Office meeting on immigration with seven lawmakers in which he questioned why people from “sh–hole” countries like Haiti, Honduras, and African countries come to the United States.

King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, called out Trump’s comments on Monday.

“When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it does,” King said. “We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart.”

Other critics have denounced Trump and accused him of being a racist.On Sunday Trump told reporters that he was “not a racist.” He also has denied making those comments.

First Lady Melania Trump also paid tribute Kings memory Monday.

“Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his service to this great country. I am honored to be First Lady of a nation that continually strives for equality & justice for all.#MLKDay,” the first lady posted on her Twitter page.

Other administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump tweeted in commemoration of King.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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President Trump is accompanied by Alveda King, niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. as he arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Monday. Trump signed a bill expanding the Martin Luther King national historical site before attending college football’s national championship game in Atlanta.(Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP)

WASHINGTON President Trump signed a bill Monday to expand the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthplace in Atlanta into a national historical parkthe first such park inGeorgia.

Trump signed Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 aboard Air Force One after touching down in Marietta, Ga., to attend the college football national championship game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.

Alveda King,niece of the slain civil rights leader, joined Trump for a small, privatebill-signing ceremony aboard Air Force One.

“Through his life and work, Dr. Martin Luther KingJr. made America more just and free,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard the plane. “This important historical park tells his story, and this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. Kings story for generations to come.”

Earlier: Reserved Trump praises ‘true American heroes’ at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

The national historical site in Atlanta already includes King’s birthplace, the church where he was baptized, and his burial place. The legislation Trump signed Monday upgrades the designation to a national historical park, and expands the boundaries to includethePrince Hall Masonic Temple.

The temple served as the headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group King co-founded.

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The bill was sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said the change would significantly improve the way the National Park Service preserves, sharesand presents King’s legacy to visitors.

The nation will celebrate a federal holiday named for King on Monday.

Earlier Monday, Trump signed a related bill, the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017, which requires the National Park Service to link various historical sites related to the civil rights movement.

He also signed the400 Years of African-American History Commission Act to commemorate the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Va., in 1619.

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U.S. equities and bond markets will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, meaning that the kickoff of this corporate earnings season will effectively span a long weekend.

CME Globex futures and options products across equities YMH8, +0.33% energy assets like crude oil WTCLZ8, +0.68% and bitcoin BTCF8, -2.04% will trade until 1 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.

Overseas markets are open as usual, as will be foreign-exchange markets DXY, -0.01%

The Securities Industry and Financial markets Association (SIFMA) recommends no trading in dollar-denominated securities, including bonds, money markets and certificates of deposit.

Stock benchmarks were edging higher in the lead-up to the long weekend, eclipsing losses from a modest sell-off on Wednesday when investors got spooked by reports that China could cut back on its purchases of U.S. Treasurys. The report has since been denied by Chinese officials.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.89% hit a new historical intraday high on Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.67% headed higher across the board, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.68% also set a new intraday high Thursday.

Better-than-expected weekly jobless claims but below-consensus producer price data on Thursday will keep down fears about interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, said David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets U.K. Traders are looking ahead to the U.S. earnings season, he said, which will kicked with quarterly reports from JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +1.65% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -0.73% and BlackRock Inc. BLK, +3.27% on Friday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates the Jan. 15, 1929, birth date of the civil-rights leader and is traditionally observed on the third Monday of January. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

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One day after President Donald Trump’s reported remark about immigrants from Haiti and other “s—hole countries” reignited talk of whether he harbors racist beliefs, the president signed a proclamation honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Neither Trump nor other dignitaries who spoke at the ceremony officially proclaiming Jan. 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday addressed the controversy over the president’s reported comments on Thursday.

Flanked by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson — the only African-American member of Trump’s cabinet — and Martin Luther King’s nephew, Isaac Newton Ferris Jr., Trump spoke about the late civil rights leader.

“Dr. King’s faith and his love for humanity led him and so many other heroes to courageously stand up for civil rights of African-Americans,” said Trump. “Through his bravery and sacrifice, Dr. King opened the eyes and lifted the conscience of our nation. He stirred in the hearts of our people to recognize the dignity written in every human soul.”

“Today, we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by god,” he added.

After the president spoke, Carson and Farris took turns at the podium and Trump signed the proclamation. He then exited the room, ignoring shouted questions from reporters about his controversial comments on Thursday and whether he is a racist.

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A week shy of the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kings birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and Kings burial site have all been upgraded from a national historic site to a national historic park.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump Monday aboard Air Force One, is one of the highest designations within the National Park Service. Trump said in a Tweet Tuesday it was “my great honor” to sign the bill.

Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis, sponsored the bill and said he is so proud that we were able to work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to establish Georgias first National Historical Park ahead of Kings birthday and the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

I hope that this moment will serve as a reminder of the constant work to realize Dr. Kings dream of building the Beloved Community — a community at peace with itself and our neighbors, Lewis said in a statement.

NBC News reached out to Bernice King and the King Center for comment but has not received a response.

The law also includes Prince Hall Masonic Temple. According to Lewis, the Temple donated land to the National Park Service in an effort to ensure Kings story and the legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) could continue being told to future generations.

The Temple served as the initial headquarters of the SCLC, which King co-founded in 1957. Lewis, who marched with King during the Civil Rights Movement, represents the 5th Congressional district, which includes the King Historic site. Congress initially established the site in the fall of 1980.

While the law changes the designation of the site to a park, the benefits of the designation are significant, said Lewis last March in a release. Not only does it create the first national historic park in the state of Georgia, but it also improves the way the National Park Service preserves, shares, and presents the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For many years, I worked with my congressional colleagues and the National Park Service to preserve these Atlanta landmarks and to enhance visitor experiences and services, Lewis said. In addition, the National Park Service wanted to improve the presentation of the historic landmarks, which are integral to Dr. Kings legacy and Atlantas role in the American Civil Rights Movement. These changes required an Act of Congress.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Through his activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Thanks for watching!Visit Website King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history. Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. The King and Williams families were rooted in rural Georgia. Martin Jr.’s grandfather, A.D. Williams, was a rural minister for years and then moved to Atlanta in 1893. He took over the small, struggling Ebenezer Baptist church with around 13 members and made it into a forceful congregation. He married Jennie Celeste Parks and they had one child that survived, Alberta. Michael King Sr. came from a sharecropper family in a poor farming community. He married Alberta in 1926 after an eight-year courtship. The newlyweds moved to A.D. Williams’ home in Atlanta. Michael King Sr. stepped in as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church upon the death of his father-in-law in 1931. He too became a successful minister, and adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. in honor of the German Protestant religious leader Martin Luther. In due time, Michael Jr. would follow his father’s lead and adopt the name himself. Young Martin had an older sister, Willie Christine, and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. The King children grew up in a secure and loving environment. Martin Sr. was more the disciplinarian, while his wife’s gentleness easily balanced out the father’s more strict hand. Though they undoubtedly tried, Martin Jr.s parents couldnt shield him completely from racism. Martin Luther King Sr. fought against racial prejudice, not just because his race suffered, but because he considered racism and segregation to be an affront to God’s will. He strongly discouraged any sense of class superiority in his children which left a lasting impression on Martin Jr. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. entered public school at age 5. In May, 1936 he was baptized, but the event made little impression on him. In May, 1941, Martin was 12 years old when is grandmother, Jennie, died of a heart attack. The event was traumatic for Martin, more so because he was out watching a parade against his parents’ wishes when she died. Distraught at the news, young Martin jumped from a second story window at the family home, allegedly attempting suicide. King attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he was said to be a precocious student. He skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15, in 1944. He was a popular student, especially with his female classmates, but an unmotivated student who floated though his first two years. Although his family was deeply involved in the church and worship, young Martin questioned religion in general and felt uncomfortable with overly emotional displays of religious worship. This discomfort continued through much of his adolescence, initially leading him to decide against entering the ministry, much to his father’s dismay. But in his junior year, Martin took a Bible class, renewed his faith and began to envision a career in the ministry. In the fall of his senior year, he told his father of his decision. In 1948, Martin Luther King Jr. earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He thrived in all his studies, and was valedictorian of his class in 1951, and elected student body president. He also earned a fellowship for graduate study. But Martin also rebelled against his fathers more conservative influence by drinking beer and playing pool while at college. He became involved with a white woman and went through a difficult time before he could break off the affair. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Thanks for watching!Visit Website During his last year in seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. came under the guidance of Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays who influenced Kings spiritual development. Mays was an outspoken advocate for racial equality and encouraged King to view Christianity as a potential force for social change. After being accepted at several colleges for his doctoral study, including Yale and Edinburgh in Scotland, King enrolled at Boston University. During the work on his doctorate, Martin Luther King Jr. met Coretta Scott, an aspiring singer and musician, at the New England Conservatory school in Boston. They were married in June 1953 and had four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott and Bernice. In 1954, while still working on his dissertation, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. He completed his Ph.D. and earned his degree in 1955. King was only 25 years old. On March 2, 1955, a 15-year-old girl refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus in violation of local law. Claudette Colvin was arrested and taken to jail. At first, the local chapter of the NAACP felt they had an excellent test case to challenge Montgomery’s segregated bus policy. But then it was revealed that she was pregnant and civil rights leaders feared this would scandalize the deeply religious black community and make Colvin (and, thus the group’s efforts) less credible in the eyes of sympathetic whites. On December 1, 1955, they got another chance to make their case. That evening, 42-year-old Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus to go home after an exhausting day at work. She sat in the first row of the “colored” section in the middle of the bus. As the bus traveled its route, all the seats in the white section filled up, then several more white passengers boarded the bus. The bus driver noted that there were several white men standing and demanded that Parks and several other African Americans give up their seats. Three other African American passengers reluctantly gave up their places, but Parks remained seated. The driver asked her again to give up her seat and again she refused. Parks was arrested and booked for violating the Montgomery City Code. At her trial a week later, in a 30-minute hearing, Parks was found guilty and fined $10 and assessed $4 court fee. On the night that Rosa Parks was arrested, E.D. Nixon, head of the local NAACP chapter met with Martin Luther King Jr. and other local civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott. King was elected to lead the boycott because he was young, well-trained with solid family connections and had professional standing. But he was also new to the community and had few enemies, so it was felt he would have strong credibility with the black community. In his first speech as the group’s president, King declared, “We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience. We have sometimes given our white brothers the feeling that we liked the way we were being treated. But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice.” Martin Luther King Jr.’s skillful rhetoric put a new energy into the civil rights struggle in Alabama. The bus boycott involved 382 days of walking to work, harassment, violence and intimidation for the Montgomery’s African-American community. Both King’s and E.D. Nixon’s homes were attacked. But the African-American community also took legal action against the city ordinance arguing that it was unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court’s “separate is never equal” decision in Brown v. Board of Education. After being defeated in several lower court rulings and suffering large financial losses, the city of Montgomery lifted the law mandating segregated public transportation. Flush with victory, African-American civil rights leaders recognized the need for a national organization to help coordinate their efforts. In January 1957, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and 60 ministers and civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches. They would help conduct non-violent protests to promote civil rights reform. King’s participation in the organization gave him a base of operation throughout the South, as well as a national platform. The organization felt the best place to start to give African Americans a voice was to enfranchise them in the voting process. In February 1958, the SCLC sponsored more than 20 mass meetings in key southern cities to register black voters in the South. King met with religious and civil rights leaders and lectured all over the country on race-related issues. In 1959, with the help of the American Friends Service Committee, and inspired by Gandhi’s success with non-violent activism, Martin Luther King visited Gandhi’s birthplace in India. The trip affected him in a deeply profound way, increasing his commitment to America’s civil rights struggle. African-American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who had studied Gandhi’s teachings, became one of King’s associates and counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of non-violence. Rustin served as King’s mentor and advisor throughout his early activism and was the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was also a controversial figure at the time, being a homosexual with alleged ties to the Communist Party, USA. Though his counsel was invaluable to King, many of his other supporters urged him to distance himself from Rustin. In February 1960, a group of African-American students began what became known as the “sit-in” movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. The students would sit at racially segregated lunch counters in the city’s stores. When asked to leave or sit in the colored section, they just remained seated, subjecting themselves to verbal and sometimes physical abuse. The movement quickly gained traction in several other cities. In April 1960, the SCLC held a conference at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina with local sit-in leaders. Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged students to continue to use nonviolent methods during their protests. Out of this meeting, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee formed and for a time, worked closely with the SCLC. By August of 1960, the sit-ins had been successful in ending segregation at lunch counters in 27 southern cities. By 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was gaining national notoriety. He returned to Atlanta to become co-pastor with his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church, but also continued his civil rights efforts. On October 19, 1960, King and 75 students entered a local department store and requested lunch-counter service but were denied. When they refused to leave the counter area, King and 36 others were arrested. Realizing the incident would hurt the city’s reputation, Atlanta’s mayor negotiated a truce and charges were eventually dropped. But soon after, King was imprisoned for violating his probation on a traffic conviction. The news of his imprisonment entered the 1960 presidential campaign, when candidate John F. Kennedy made a phone call to Coretta Scott King. Kennedy expressed his concern for King’s harsh treatment for the traffic ticket and political pressure was quickly set in motion. King was soon released. In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. organized a demonstration in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Entire families attended. City police turned dogs and fire hoses on demonstrators. Martin Luther King was jailed along with large numbers of his supporters, but the event drew nationwide attention. However, King was personally criticized by black and white clergy alike for taking risks and endangering the children who attended the demonstration. From the jail in Birmingham, King eloquently spelled out his theory of non-violence: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community, which has constantly refused to negotiate, is forced to confront the issue.” By the end of the Birmingham campaign, Martin Luther King Jr. and his supporters were making plans for a massive demonstration on the nation’s capital composed of multiple organizations, all asking for peaceful change. On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, emphasizing his belief that someday all men could be brothers. “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. / “I Have A Dream” speech, August 28, 1963 The rising tide of civil rights agitation produced a strong effect on public opinion. Many people in cities not experiencing racial tension began to question the nation’s Jim Crow laws and the near century second class treatment of African-American citizens. This resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorizing the federal government to enforce desegregation of public accommodations and outlawing discrimination in publicly owned facilities. This also led to Martin Luther King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King’s struggle continued throughout the 1960s. Often, it seemed as though the pattern of progress was two steps forward and one step back. On March 7, 1965, a civil rights march, planned from Selma to Alabama’s capital in Montgomery, turned violent as police with nightsticks and tear gas met the demonstrators as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. King was not in the march, however the attack was televised showing horrifying images of marchers being bloodied and severely injured. Seventeen demonstrators were hospitalized in a day that would be called “Bloody Sunday.” A second march was cancelled due to a restraining order to prevent the march from taking place. A third march was planned and this time King made sure he was part of it. Not wanting to alienate southern judges by violating the restraining order, a different approach was taken. On March 9, 1965, a procession of 2,500 marchers, both black and white, set out once again to cross the Pettus Bridge and confronted barricades and state troopers. Instead of forcing a confrontation, King led his followers to kneel in prayer and they then turned back.Alabama governor George Wallace continued to try to prevent another march, however, President Lyndon Johnson pledged his support and ordered U.S. Army troops and the Alabama National Guard to protect the protestors. On March 21, approximately 2,000 people began a march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery. On March 25, the number of marchers, which had grown to an estimated 25,000, gathered in front of the state capitol where Dr. King delivered a televised speech. Five months after the historic peaceful protest, President Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act. From late 1965 through 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. expanded his civil rights efforts into other larger American cities, including Chicago and Los Angeles. But he met with increasing criticism and public challenges from young black power leaders. King’s patient, non-violent approach and appeal to white middle-class citizens alienated many black militants who considered his methods too weak, too late and ineffective. To address this criticism, King began making a link between discrimination and poverty, and he began to speak out against the Vietnam War. He felt that America’s involvement in Vietnam was politically untenable and the government’s conduct in the war discriminatory to the poor. He sought to broaden his base by forming a multi-race coalition to address economic and unemployment problems of all disadvantaged people. By 1968, the years of demonstrations and confrontations were beginning to wear on Martin Luther King Jr. He had grown tired of marches, going to jail, and living under the constant threat of death. He was becoming discouraged at the slow progress of civil rights in America and the increasing criticism from other African-American leaders. Plans were in the works for another march on Washington to revive his movement and bring attention to a widening range of issues. In the spring of 1968, a labor strike by Memphis sanitation workers drew King to one last crusade. On April 3, he gave his final and what proved to be an eerily prophetic speech,Ive Been to the Mountaintop,in which he told supporters at the Mason Temple in Memphis, “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” The next day, while standing on a balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr. was struck by a sniper’s bullet. The shooter, a malcontent drifter and former convict named James Earl Ray, was eventually apprehended after a two-month, international manhunt. The killing sparked riots and demonstrations in more than 100 cities across the country. In 1969, Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison on April 23, 1998. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States. Years after his death, he is the most widely known African-American leader of his era. His life and work have been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, and a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington, D.C. But his life remains controversial as well. In the 1970s, FBI files, released under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that he was under government surveillance, and suggested his involvement in adulterous relationships and communist influences. Over the years, extensive archival studies have led to a more balanced and comprehensive assessment of his life, portraying him as a complex figure: flawed, fallible and limited in his control over the mass movements with which he was associated, yet a visionary leader who was deeply committed to achieving social justice through nonviolent means.

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A Super Bowl ad for Dodge Ram trucks using one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last sermons drew a backlash on social media and a rebuke from some of the civil rights leader’s loved ones while winning support from others. The one-minute ad watched by more than 100 million viewers featured King’s famous “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon he gave at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, just two months before he was assassinated. The King Center in Atlanta immediately condemned the ad, asserting in a tweet that neither it nor King’s daughter, Bernice King, “is the entity that approves the use of #MLK’s words or imagery for use in merchandise, entertainment (movies, music, artwork, etc) or advertisement, including tonight’s @Dodge #SuperBowl commercial.” But the company that manages the former civil rights leader’s intellectual property, run by his son, Dexter King, issued a statement Monday morning saying it had approved the ad. “We found that the overall message of the ad embodied Dr. King’s philosophy that true greatness is achieved by serving others. Thus we decided to be a part of Ram’s ‘Built To Serve’ Super Bowl program,” the firm, Intellectual Properties Management, said in its statement. Besides promoting Dodge Ram pickup trucks, the ad was meant to publicize Ram Nation, the car company’s campaign to encourage volunteerism at food pantries, clean-up programs and other do-good projects in communities across the country. The ad begins with the words “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” and gives the date Feb. 4, 1968, day 50 years ago to the day after when King gave his sermon. As music plays, and King’s soaring voice is heard: “If you want to be important–wonderful. If you want to be recognized–wonderful. If you want to be great–wonderful.” A black Dodge Ram truck appears in the commercial plowing through the mud as King reaches the apex of his sermon, saying, “But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.” Images of Americans show throughout the commercial, ranging from horse wranglers in the West to fishermen, teachers and Marines. The ad was roundly bashed on social media with people calling it “tasteless” and “tone deaf.” In a Twitter post, actress Justine Bateman wrote, “A Martin Luther King Jr speech to sell @Dodge Ram trucks? Totally offensive. #mlk.” New York Times columnist Charles Blow, also took to Twitter, writing, “The blatant commodification of black culture, black struggle and black pain illustrates perfectly how America is perfectly willing to exploit blackness but perfectly incapable of honoring it. #DodgeRam #MLK.” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which manufactures Dodge Ram trucks, defended the ad in a statement. “It is 50 years to the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave such a tremendous speech about the value of service,” the company said. “Ram was honored to have the privilege of working with the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate those words during the largest TV viewing event annually. We worked closely with the representatives of the Martin Luther King Jr. estate to receive the necessary approvals and estate representatives were a very important part of the creative process every step of the way.” On ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday, advertising executive Donny Deutch said there are different ways to look at the ad. “You could come out two sides on that and say, ‘It’s quite exploitative,’ [and] on the other hand, you could say, ‘Well, just the more people that hear his voice, we’re better for this.'” Deutch added that in today’s world, the commercial will most likely be forgotten. “I always wonder at the end of the day do people remember?” he said. “Are they going to remember? ‘OK, I remember there was a Martin Luther King ad, but who was it for? I remember there was an ad about first responders, but who was it for?'”

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Trump administration celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump administration officials on Monday honored Dr. Martin Luther King, paying tribute to the fallen civil rights leader as the nation marked the day celebrating his legacy. At a wreath-laying ceremony at the MLK Jr. Memorial in Washington, FBI Director Chris Wray and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised King and said his words were just as important today. Dr. King understood no man is an island and that we rise and fall together, Wray said. He noted that whatever effects one directly effects all indirectly, listing violent crime, discrimination and hatred. We have made progress as a nation over the last 50 years, but it isnt enough, he said. We still havent reached that mountain top that Dr. King referenced so eloquently. Wray said that the FBI was determined to ensure fairness and equality, and foster diversity to better reflect the communities they serve. [Our job at the FBI] is simple and profound. To protect the American people, and uphold The Constitution, and to follow the facts independently wherever they may lead, he said, adding that protecting civil rights and observing civil liberties was at the heart of everything the bureau does. Wray announced that the FBI now requires every new analyst and agent in training to take a course specifically dedicated to King, and to visit this memorial to understand how we can better do our jobs. We will only continue to make progress as we continue to move forward together, he said. One day we will reach that mountain top together. Zinke told the crowd that Kings dream was highly rooted in the dream of all Americans. His dream was a fully integrated American for all people, all faiths, genders, religions, he said. We all have the obligation to make sure our fight for justice, equality the battle that we face every dayis fought and won because it is deeply rooted in us as a people. Over the weekend, Vice President Pence and his wife visited the memorial for a private wreath laying. Honored to lay a wreath at MLK Jr. Memorial w/ @SecondLady, Pence tweeted. He was a great American leader who inspired a movement & transformed a Nation. He took the words of our Founders to heart to forge a more perfect union based on the notion all men are created equal & in the image of God. Also Monday, President Trump remembered King in a recorded White House weekly address posted on Twitter. Dr. King’s dream is our dream, Trump said. It is the American Dream. It’s the promise stitched into the fabric of our Nation, etched into the hearts of our people, and written into the soul of humankind.” He spent the day at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, and the Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach. Trump signed a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation last week, amid criticism over comments he made Thursday at an Oval Office meeting on immigration with seven lawmakers in which he questioned why people from “sh–hole” countries like Haiti, Honduras, and African countries come to the United States. King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, called out Trump’s comments on Monday. “When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it does,” King said. “We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart.” Other critics have denounced Trump and accused him of being a racist.On Sunday Trump told reporters that he was “not a racist.” He also has denied making those comments. First Lady Melania Trump also paid tribute Kings memory Monday. “Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his service to this great country. I am honored to be First Lady of a nation that continually strives for equality & justice for all.#MLKDay,” the first lady posted on her Twitter page. Other administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump tweeted in commemoration of King. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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A look at some of the most inspiring quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. USA TODAY President Trump is accompanied by Alveda King, niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. as he arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Monday. Trump signed a bill expanding the Martin Luther King national historical site before attending college football’s national championship game in Atlanta.(Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP) WASHINGTON President Trump signed a bill Monday to expand the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthplace in Atlanta into a national historical parkthe first such park inGeorgia. Trump signed Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 aboard Air Force One after touching down in Marietta, Ga., to attend the college football national championship game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Alveda King,niece of the slain civil rights leader, joined Trump for a small, privatebill-signing ceremony aboard Air Force One. “Through his life and work, Dr. Martin Luther KingJr. made America more just and free,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard the plane. “This important historical park tells his story, and this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. Kings story for generations to come.” Earlier: Reserved Trump praises ‘true American heroes’ at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum The national historical site in Atlanta already includes King’s birthplace, the church where he was baptized, and his burial place. The legislation Trump signed Monday upgrades the designation to a national historical park, and expands the boundaries to includethePrince Hall Masonic Temple. The temple served as the headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group King co-founded. More: President Trump signs executive order on rural broadband Internet The bill was sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said the change would significantly improve the way the National Park Service preserves, sharesand presents King’s legacy to visitors. The nation will celebrate a federal holiday named for King on Monday. Earlier Monday, Trump signed a related bill, the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017, which requires the National Park Service to link various historical sites related to the civil rights movement. He also signed the400 Years of African-American History Commission Act to commemorate the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Va., in 1619. Follow Gregory Korte on Twitter: @gregorykorte Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2CQ0PqJ

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U.S. equities and bond markets will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, meaning that the kickoff of this corporate earnings season will effectively span a long weekend. CME Globex futures and options products across equities YMH8, +0.33% energy assets like crude oil WTCLZ8, +0.68% and bitcoin BTCF8, -2.04% will trade until 1 p.m. Eastern time on Monday. Overseas markets are open as usual, as will be foreign-exchange markets DXY, -0.01% The Securities Industry and Financial markets Association (SIFMA) recommends no trading in dollar-denominated securities, including bonds, money markets and certificates of deposit. Stock benchmarks were edging higher in the lead-up to the long weekend, eclipsing losses from a modest sell-off on Wednesday when investors got spooked by reports that China could cut back on its purchases of U.S. Treasurys. The report has since been denied by Chinese officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.89% hit a new historical intraday high on Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.67% headed higher across the board, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.68% also set a new intraday high Thursday. Better-than-expected weekly jobless claims but below-consensus producer price data on Thursday will keep down fears about interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, said David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets U.K. Traders are looking ahead to the U.S. earnings season, he said, which will kicked with quarterly reports from JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +1.65% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -0.73% and BlackRock Inc. BLK, +3.27% on Friday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates the Jan. 15, 1929, birth date of the civil-rights leader and is traditionally observed on the third Monday of January. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

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One day after President Donald Trump’s reported remark about immigrants from Haiti and other “s—hole countries” reignited talk of whether he harbors racist beliefs, the president signed a proclamation honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Neither Trump nor other dignitaries who spoke at the ceremony officially proclaiming Jan. 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday addressed the controversy over the president’s reported comments on Thursday. Flanked by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson — the only African-American member of Trump’s cabinet — and Martin Luther King’s nephew, Isaac Newton Ferris Jr., Trump spoke about the late civil rights leader. “Dr. King’s faith and his love for humanity led him and so many other heroes to courageously stand up for civil rights of African-Americans,” said Trump. “Through his bravery and sacrifice, Dr. King opened the eyes and lifted the conscience of our nation. He stirred in the hearts of our people to recognize the dignity written in every human soul.” “Today, we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by god,” he added. After the president spoke, Carson and Farris took turns at the podium and Trump signed the proclamation. He then exited the room, ignoring shouted questions from reporters about his controversial comments on Thursday and whether he is a racist.

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A week shy of the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kings birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and Kings burial site have all been upgraded from a national historic site to a national historic park. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump Monday aboard Air Force One, is one of the highest designations within the National Park Service. Trump said in a Tweet Tuesday it was “my great honor” to sign the bill. Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis, sponsored the bill and said he is so proud that we were able to work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to establish Georgias first National Historical Park ahead of Kings birthday and the 50th anniversary of his assassination. I hope that this moment will serve as a reminder of the constant work to realize Dr. Kings dream of building the Beloved Community — a community at peace with itself and our neighbors, Lewis said in a statement. NBC News reached out to Bernice King and the King Center for comment but has not received a response. The law also includes Prince Hall Masonic Temple. According to Lewis, the Temple donated land to the National Park Service in an effort to ensure Kings story and the legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) could continue being told to future generations. The Temple served as the initial headquarters of the SCLC, which King co-founded in 1957. Lewis, who marched with King during the Civil Rights Movement, represents the 5th Congressional district, which includes the King Historic site. Congress initially established the site in the fall of 1980. While the law changes the designation of the site to a park, the benefits of the designation are significant, said Lewis last March in a release. Not only does it create the first national historic park in the state of Georgia, but it also improves the way the National Park Service preserves, shares, and presents the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many years, I worked with my congressional colleagues and the National Park Service to preserve these Atlanta landmarks and to enhance visitor experiences and services, Lewis said. In addition, the National Park Service wanted to improve the presentation of the historic landmarks, which are integral to Dr. Kings legacy and Atlantas role in the American Civil Rights Movement. These changes required an Act of Congress. Follow NBCBLK on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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