Bells to Be Rung to Mark King Assassination Anniversary

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He joined hundreds of people in Selma and thousands more in the march on Washington for Dr. King's iconic speech.

"As I look out over the audience, I see unity", said Sharon Ingram, chairwoman of the state's Martin Luther King Jr. He was in Tennessee to support a garbage-collectors' strike.

"I remember a sense of panic".

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Because I thought, well it was bad number one, but I felt selfishly the sense of panic that he's gone, and who's going to lead us now?

"We chose to start this day remembering the apostle of nonviolence", she said during a ceremony to award a prize named for her father. In New York, the Dance Theatre of Harlem planned an evening performance in his honour.

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Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton a history professor at UWEC said we should care about his assassination, because there's still more to learn.

"It brings me to a place to pause and say, where do we go from here?" said English.

Sandra said King's death was shocking, and despite her worries about who would lead the fight for justice and equality, she found solace in one of his quotes. "Even though there seems to be toxicity, we can get past toxicity". "We must actively aspire to secure the dream of living together as one people with a common objective. And we can't continue to live this separateness that divides us, we need to work together".

"We have created and allowed violence to persist, whether it is domestic, gang violence, whether it is one-on-one violence, violence in the corporate communities", King told CNN's "New Day," while appearing with his wife Andrea and daughter Yolanda before ceremonies to honor his father in Memphis. The concert will explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America.