Bells Across The Nation Toll 39 Times To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Bells across the nation toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Cities across the United States honored King with ceremonies and performances, as well as reflections on what today’s civil rights advocates can do to carry forward his legacy 50 years after his death.
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Speakers challenged listeners to push for justice and equality, as they expect King would have today. And King’s son, Martin III, said that movements, including Black Lives Matter and the movement against gun violence led by students who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, give him hope.
“If even then, the future — not the past — was what made us a …