Governor Carey signs Martin Luther King Day Proclamation

Governor Hugh L. Carey signs a proclamation acknowledging January 15 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Red Room of the Executive Chamber in the Capitol Building. The holiday did not become an official federal holiday until almost a decade later, in 1983.

From left to right: David W. Burke (Secretary to the Governor), Assemblyman Thomas R. Fortune of Brooklyn, Assemblyman George W. Miller of Manhattan, Assemblywoman Estelle B. Diggs of the Bronx, Assemblyman Albert Vann of Brooklyn, Governor Carey, Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve of Buffalo, and Assemblyman Charles T. Hamilton of Brooklyn.
Date Original
January 15 1975
Al Nusco (Photographer)
New York State Archives. New York (State). Governor. Public information photographs, 1910-1992. Series 13703-82, Box 3, No. 8185_049.
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