Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...?

One of my friends brought up Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What is the history of it anyway? I mean, we know so little about why we even have the holiday. Ya, he was a civil rights leader and he changed the nation kinda. But, why do we have a holiday for him? Why not his wife? or Rosa Parks? What is the full history... show more One of my friends brought up Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What is the history of it anyway? I mean, we know so little about why we even have the holiday. Ya, he was a civil rights leader and he changed the nation kinda. But, why do we have a holiday for him? Why not his wife? or Rosa Parks? What is the full history of this holiday? I will accept links to full answers if you do not wish to copy and paste the whole website... only if it is an accurate answer and not some spam to make me go to your site so that you have more hits. Thanks.
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