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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014


The poster for the exhibition, "A Day Like No Other," is displayed in the lobby of the Law Library's offices.

The poster for the exhibition, “A Day Like No Other,” is displayed in the lobby of the Law Library’s offices.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed as a federal holiday this year on Monday, January 20.  Christine wrote about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day back in 2011.  That post remains one of the most-visited pages on our blog.  Recently, Jeanine interviewed Chuck Verrill, who was present at the March on Washington in 1963.  Mr. Verrill served as the president of the Friends of the Law Library.

This week, the Library of Congress held a symposium of the photographers (and relatives of photographers no longer alive) whose works appear in the exhibition, “A Day Like No Other,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

The Library recently extended the exhibition through May 31, so fans of photography may want to visit soon to view the iconic images.  Free and open to the public Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the exhibition is on display in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 

“A Day Like No Other” and its programming were made possible by the generous support of the J. J. Medveckis Foundation, the Friends of the Law Library of Congress, the Law Library Various Donors Gift Fund, Roberta I. Shaffer, and an anonymous donor to the Prints and Photographs Division.

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