A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday from Georgia Tech. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The King Center and the National Park Service are teaming up April 4 to remember the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The King Center also will host an event to launch its 50 days of nonviolence campaign for young people.