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The King Center Announces Route For March For Humanity And Tribute

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), announces the route for the March of Humanity commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and funeral.


“50 years ago an assassin’s bullet took the life of my father,” says Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of Dr. King. “In honor of his sacrifice, I encouraging all of us to recommit ourselves to end the polarization and divide that plagues our society. Together we will march in unity for the inherent dignity for all humanity, promoting kindness, respect, peace and civility.”

Hundreds of people will march from the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to the Georgia State Capitol, Liberty Plaza, ending with a tribute led by national and local celebrities.

WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2018 | 12 noon

WHERE: Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

449 Auburn Ave | Atlanta, GA 30312

Liberty Plaza

Tribute program

1:00 p.m.

ROUTE: Route begins at Ebenezer Baptist Church and ends at the Georgia State Capitol, Liberty Plaza (1.3 miles)

For more detailed information on all MLK50 Forward events please visit www.MLK50Forward.org

Follow on social media @TheKingCenter | #MLK50Forward

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