WATCH: Former Clemson students discuss traveling to Martin Luther King's funeral


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Martin Luther King Day became a federal holiday in 1983
Martin Luther King Day became a federal holiday in 1983

Happy MLK Day which celebrates the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To celebrate, ACC Network released a short video featuring Samuel Bass, Ron Berry, Dr. Louis Lynn, and Larry Nazry who were among the first African-American students at Clemson University.

During their time at Tiger Town, they were able to pay their respects to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination by going to his funeral by borrowing a couple of vans from Clemson.

"Certainly at this time in our history for a major white University to assist their black students to attend Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral was unusual," a former student said in the video.

Check out them discussing their experiences below:

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