MLK Day Becomes Law

MLK Day Becomes Law
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed into law Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorating the birthday of the slain civil rights leader. Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to over 200,000 people. In this Landsat 4 image, light clouds are found over D.C., but the network of the capital’s wide avenues can still be seen.

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  • Data Date:

    January 21, 1983
  • Visualization Date:

    May 17, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 4 - TM
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration