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Samuel Francis

Samuel Francis (1947-2005) was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (BA, 1969) and the University of North Carolina (MA, 1971; PhD, 1979) and former policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, as well as a former U.S. Senate staff member. He served as an award-winning staff columnist, editorial writer (1986-1991) and deputy editorial page editor (1987-1991) for The Washington Times, and served as editor-in-chief of the Citizens Informer and as book review editor and associate editor of The Occidental Quarterly. He wrote a bi-weekly syndicated column for Creators Syndicate and a monthly column for Chronicles. Dr. Francis was the author of seven books. His writings have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London), The American Conservative, and American Renaissance. He served on the Board of Editorial Advisors for Modern Age: A Quarterly Review and was a member of the Philadelphia Society.
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The King Holiday & Its Meaning

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On August 2, 1983, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill creating a legal public holiday in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although there had been little discussion of the bill in the House itself and little awareness among the American public that Congress was even considering such a bill, it was immediately clear that the U.S. Senate would take up the legislation soon after the Labor Day recess. Read more …

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