Martin Luther King, Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day

This year is Idaho’s twenty-ninth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as an official holiday, and the fourteenth since it was merged with Idaho Human Rights Day.
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Every third Monday of January, all fifty states in the U.S. honor human rights and one of the movement’s most prominent leaders on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

Idaho was the forty-seventh state to sign the official holiday into law on April 10th, 1990. Governor Cecil D. Andrus signed the bill into law, with co-sponsors from senators, Mary Lout Reed and E. Lee Staker.

Then, on January 16th, 2006, Governor Dirk Kempthorne signed Idaho Human Rights Day into law as an official state holiday that coincides with the nationally celebrated human rights day that is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Boise Capitol

January 21st, 1991 was Idaho’s first official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Idaho. An organized march made possible through the efforts of students at Boise State University. It is a fitting tradition that Boise State and the Idaho Human Rights Commission continues its Martin Luther King, Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day march to the Idaho State Capitol Building.

Go! Be a part of the celebration of human rights at the Idaho State Capitol building! Join your fellow Idahoans and community members in honoring the hard work and sacrifice of those brave people who came before us and fought for civil rights.

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