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Biloxi Called MLK Day 'Great Americans Day,' And People Were Pissed

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Saturday, 14 January 2017 ()

Biloxi, Mississippi, is facing outrage after sending a tweet that referenced Monday, Jan. 16, as “Great Americans Day” instead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

However, a city official says that they are being unfairly targeted for an outdated city ordinance established years ago that legally amended the name of the...
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News video: Mississippi Town Finally Celebrates MLK Day

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It's official: the city of Biloxi, Miss., will now celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday of January. The change, announced Monday in a statement posted on the city's website, came after an avalanche of criticism over what Biloxi had previously called the holiday: "Great Americans...

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