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The King Commission is to promote Dr. King’s legacy of equality and equal justice and provide educational tools that demonstrate the historical significance and current relevance of Dr. King’s life and how it relates to America as a whole. The Indiana General Assembly in 1996, established legislation for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission shall furnish the necessary staff support. The law said that the King Commission shall commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with programs or activities that honor Dr. King’s life and works and to reflect Dr. King’s philosophy and dream of freedom, justice, and racial equality through nonviolent social change.