More than 2,000 commemorated the 50 year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s funeral. The March for Humanity started down Auburn Avenue toward downtown at just before 1pm. The 1.3-mile March for Humanity mirrored a portion of the original funeral procession from Ebenezer to Morehouse College.


The marchers sang “I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “This Little Light of Mine,” led by King’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King; his son, Martin III; his daughter, Bernice King; Robert Kennedy’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The march ended at the state Capitol with a ceremony at Liberty Plaza.

The choirs of Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” beneath the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. at the state Capitol.


The pews in the historic sanctuary were filled, this time with King family members, Dr. Andrew Young and others, while a crowd of tourists and visitors watched the services across the street at the contemporary Ebenezer building. 

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