A crowd at the King Center in Atlanta watched as President Obama took the oath of office for his second term. Two of them were men who participated in the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968.They couldn’t help but link Martin Luther King Junior’s work to the inaugural festivities.
A packed house remembered Martin Luther King Jr. Monday at the Atlanta church where he preached his message of justice and civil rights. Led by his older sister and his daughter, the service mixed spiritual messages with political ones in celebrating the icon who would’ve turned 83 Sunday. The key message was that there’s still work to do.
Georgia communities across the state are honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of service. King would have been 83 years-old on January 15th. The nation formally honors him with a national holiday Monday.
King said Friday that she is shifting her attention to furthering her mother's legacy after dedicating "an exhaustive amount of time, energy and resources to assess the organization and prepare for my transition."