Gary in Lake County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Atty. Hall's Historic Patriotic Peace Flower and Rose Gardens and Mini-Forest Preserve
"The Wisdom of Love"
U.S. Representative Katie Hall, standing second from left, witnesses along with other national dignitaries as Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America, signs federal legislation establishing a national holiday honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Rose Garden, The White House, Washington, D.C. on November 2, 1983. House of Representatives Bill 3706 ("The King Bill") was authored and sponsored by U.S. Representative Katie Hall of Gary, Indiana. Today, the Dr. King National Holiday Law is celebrated annually on the third Monday in January in the United States by millions of Americans, and others throughout the world. Ⓒ 2017
"The King Holiday Law Passage" was a giant step forward for African-Americans, a quantum leap forward for all Americans, Democracy in America and Democracy around the World: Next Reparations for Slavery in America and Slavery Around the World.
Love Is an Action Word that can change the world to a better place: beginning with me, number one, you number two, and the world number three, to make
Erected 2018 by Deacon-Atty.-Dr. John Henry Hall, B.S., M.S., M.S., J.D., Ed.D., L.L.M., originator, benefactor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Government & Politics • Peace • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is November 2, 1983.
Location. 41° 35.011′ N, 87° 20.486′ W. Marker is in Gary, Indiana, in Lake County. Marker is on Madison Street north of Madison Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1927 Madison St, Gary IN 46407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rep. Katie Hall (1938-2012) / Origin of Dr. MLK Day Law (a few steps from this marker); Froebel School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stewart Settlement House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael Jackson Place of Birth (approx. half a mile away); In Memory Of All American Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gary Roosevelt High School (approx. 0.7 miles City Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richard Gordon Hatcher (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gary.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.