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Infographic: A Law Firm Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We usually reserve the last day of the week to publish legal infographics and other shareable bits of content for our Friday Share series.  However, we spotted this infographic – The History of The Martin Luther King Holiday: A Historical Timeline – and we thought it fitting to publish it here in observance.

“Today, more than ever, the message of Dr. King resonates loudly with new generations in this country. Schools use the holiday to teach import lessons to students about civil liberties, human rights, and tolerance. Other nations now also honor the holiday,” according to an announcement publishing the infographic.

The infographic, produced by Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., a six-attorney personal injury law firm based in Detroit, Michigan, suggests a long, uphill battle to commissioning this day as a national holiday:

“The idea of honoring Dr. King’s legacy with a national holiday was not met with universal acceptance. It was not until the year 2000, seventeen years after the official holiday bill was signed into law, that every state in the union finally acknowledged and observed the day.”

The timeline of events on the path to observance is reminiscent of one of Dr. King’s famous quotes:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The complete infographic follows below; click here or on the image for higher resolution.

Infographic A Law Firm Tribute to Martin Luther King

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Credit:  Published with permission; infographic by Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.