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2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Floor Statement

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2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Delegate McClellan's Floor Speech

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorial Commission of the Virginia General Assembly

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, a statutory and bipartisan agency of the Virginia General Assembly, was created in 1992 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, and to continue his work through educational, historical and cultural programs, public policy analysis, and public discourse on contemporary issues. The Commission also oversees two subcommittees, The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Subcommittee and the Special Subcommittee on Public School Closings in Virginia.