04.04.2018

Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary

Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary A man walks past a large mural of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the side of a diner, painted by artist James Crespinel in the 1990's and later restored, along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

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Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader's family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection Wednesday.

The commemorations stretched from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond.

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