City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'
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 be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day."
Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Sun Herald reports Great Americans Day doesn't exist as a holiday and is not even recognized by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office. However, Biloxi City Council passed an ordinance in 1985 declaring the holiday "Great Americans Day."
Posted January 16, 2017 - 1:21 pm