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Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congress honors Martin Luther King

Congress honors Martin Luther King

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th, 1968. A Congressional ceremony honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. occurred in April 2008, marking the 40th anniversary of King’s assassination. Speaking at the event are Representatives Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner and John Lewis; Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and Martin Luther King, Junior’s eldest son Martin Luther King the 3rd.

Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:57am (ET)

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