Numerous events were held today in Atlanta to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assasination 50 years ago. The events included:
1) A short service was held at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Churchbon Auburn Avenue.
2) Two of MLKJr.’s children, Rev. Bernice King and Martin L. King, III; his sister, Christine King Ferris, and other family members gathered at the King Center. Together they rang a bell 39 times. Once for each year he lived.
3) WAOK Radio Station 1380 AM broadcast the Derrick Boazman live from The King Center.
4) The IBEW Union Hall at 501 Pullman Street showed the film, “I Am Man” free to the public.
I heard one of Rose Scott’s series on NPR station, WABE 90.1FM, on MLK,Jr. It looks at April 4, the anniversary of King’s assignation, as more than the bullet that took his life. She said, ‘We need to know more about the man and the work he did. King positively impacted lots people of today who never met him.’ Use this link to hear this incredible story packed with incredible interviews from today’s “Closer Look”:
Use this link to see some of today’s MLK50 events. It includes a panel in Memphis with Marian Wright Edelman, Bernard LaFayette and Rev. Jesse Jackson: