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Martin Luther King Jr.
Jackson-Lee commemoration should stay
Jackson-Lee commemoration should stay

I read with interest Ann C. Kehinde's letter ("Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?" Jan. 22). The idea of which came first, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday or the Jackson-Lee commemoration, is really a specious argument. Both Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson were born in January and lived in a different century than King, so they are predecessors. Why not chose the path of magnanimity and honor all three individuals that weekend? My firm belief is that if the third weekend in January wasn't the date to celebrate Jackson and Lee, then whatever dates were ultimately chosen would be protested by a goodly percentage of those...