Martin Luther King - Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967

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Martin Luther King Jr. Members of King's family were gathered in Atlanta, King's birthplace, during the moment of silence.

Martin Luther King Jr. Members of King's family were gathered in Atlanta, King's birthplace, during the moment of silence. A large crowd also gathered in Memphis, where he was killed. The bells each chimed 39 times, representing each year of King's life.

Emotional speeches and prayers were said Wednesday as Americans of all colors and creeds pause to remember King's life and civil rights legacy. A huge crowd started to gather early Wednesday morning at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where King was killed by an assassin's bullet on April 4, , and which has since become a shrine to the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Events in Memphis got underway with a march downtown commemorating the sanitation workers strike that brought King to the city at the time he was killed.

Some of those who participated in the march where sanitation workers the civil rights leader supported in their call for better wages and working conditions.

Similar to march participants in , many in joining Wednesday morning's march held signs reading, "I Am a Man. King and what Dr.

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King did and what Dr. King said, let's start trying to live and fulfill the mission that he was on. Martin Luther King, Jr. C, April 4, An event in the Indianapolis park where Sen. Kennedy broke the news five decades ago to a crowd that Martin Luther King Jr.

John Lewis spoke to a large gathering, who braved cold temperatures and snow flurries. He said, 'What we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but love and a sense of compassion towards those who are suffering, whether they be white or they be black.

And where war has broken out, the moral necessity of seeking peace. Park -- since he organized the rally Robert Kennedy spoke at where he calmed the crowd in the city, as riots broke out in more than other cities across the country.

Bernie Sanders takes part in a march commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. King had been assassinated, I cried," Lewis said in an emotional speech. If it hadn't been for Martin Luther King Jr. I don't know what would have happened to many of us that had been left out and left behind. I thank God that he lived. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to stand up, to be brave, courageous and bold, and to never give up.

A Legacy Remembered" opened to the public Wednesday, featuring photos, recorded speeches and personal belongings of the civil rights icon. A look back at the life of Martin Luther King Jr. A group of teenagers and adults were also scheduled to complete a mile march Wednesday in Memphis after starting it on Saturday in Dundee, Mississippi, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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His mother was an accomplished organist and choir leader who took him to various churches to sing, and he received attention for singing "I Want to Be More and More Like Jesus". King later became a member of the junior choir in his church.

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