Dozens of people trekked to the top of Stone Mountain Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Stone Mountain was one of the places Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. mentioned by name in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech that day.
Thursday marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. In his hometown of Atlanta a wreath will be laid outside the church he once led. Church leaders are also challenging youth to 50 days of nonviolence.
The estate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit against a television news anchor in Mississippi claiming that he has documents taken from the slain civil rights leader by a former employee, the anchor's mother.
On this day commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, thousands gathered in an Atlanta church where the civil rights activist preached his message of nonviolence. Political leaders said the teachings were especially relevant in light of the recent shooting rampage in Arizona.
One of Atlanta's most popular tourist destinations is marking a major milestone this weekend. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is commemorating its 30th anniversary on Sunday with a community celebration that is free and open to the public.