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Biloxi makes MLK Day official after 'Great Americans Day' backlash: Report

The Mississippi town received backlash on social media before the change was made Monday.

Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) " A Mississippi city voted Monday to ditch "Great Americans Day" and instead celebrate a holiday named for Martin Luther King Jr.The Biloxi City Council voted 6-0 Monday to change..
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News video: Biloxi Tweet Backfires

Biloxi Tweet Backfires

The city of Biloxi is in hot water after a tweet referring to today as "Great Americans Day" instead of "Martin Luther King Junior Day”.
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News video: City Renames Holiday After Backlash

City Renames Holiday After Backlash

This morning, the city of Biloxi left no doubt, the third Monday of January every year will always be named "Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day"
Source: WXXVDT2 -

News video: Mississippi Town Finally Celebrates MLK Day

Mississippi Town Finally Celebrates MLK Day 00:47

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..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Mississippi City Faces Backlash For Referring to MLK Day as ‘Great Americans Day’

Mississippi City Faces Backlash For Referring to MLK Day as ‘Great Americans Day’ 00:46

The city of Biloxi, Mississippi, is facing a strong backlash over its observance of “Great Americans Day” on Monday—the day more commonly known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday..
Source: Time -

News video: Social Media Slams Mississippi City Substitute 'Great Americans Day' For MLK Day

Social Media Slams Mississippi City Substitute 'Great Americans Day' For MLK Day 01:26

A Mississippi city is taking heat for announcing that municipal offices will be closed Monday in observance of "Great Americans Day"
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Biloxi, Miss., slammed for marking 'Great Americans Day' instead of MLK Day

The city of Biloxi, Mississippi found itself at the center of a twitter controversy after it announced city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day."

Dr. Martin Luther King Knew How to Make America Great Again

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, unless you live in, say, Biloxi, Mississippi, which faced backlash from the Twitterverse when it chose to whitewash the holiday by calling it “Great..
Huffington Post

MLK Day or "Great Americans Day" up for debate in Biloxi: report

City Council to meet Monday to discuss controversy over over city's reference to holiday.

A Mississippi Town Renamed Martin Luther King Day To Great Americans Day

a mississippi town renamed martin luther king day to great americans day
...over Martin Luther King Jr., weekened no less.

Miss. town to reconsider "Great Americans Day" designation on MLK Day, mayor says

CBS News

Biloxi pulls posts on controversial MLK Day name change: report

The city's social media accounts posted messages Friday naming the upcoming holiday "Great Americans Day," not MLK Day.

City slammed as it declares Monday ‘Great Americans Day’

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would..
Seattle Times

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

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..
Huffington Post

Great Americans Day? Miss. town under fire for post that doesn't mention MLK Day

CBS News

The internet just can't believe what this Mississippi city calls MLK Day

A Mississippi city was at the center of Twitter rage Friday after calling Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by another name.  While announcing municipal offices would be closed Monday, the city of..

Protests erupt after Mississippi city tweets that Monday is 'Great Americans Day'

Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich: "As far as I'm concerned, it's called 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.'"

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