Bells Across U.S. Toll 39 Times In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.
Bells Across U.S. Toll 39 Times in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Crowds grew silent Wednesday as bells rang out 39 times in Atlanta and Memphis for the age the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was at the time of his assassination.
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 …