America pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Americans paid homage to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today after a weekend of events honoring the civil rights leader. In the Bronx, Trinity Baptist Church worked with Bronx Borough President

News 12 Staff

Jan 17, 2012, 3:31 PM

Updated 4,565 days ago

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Americans paid homage to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today after a weekend of events honoring the civil rights leader.
In the Bronx, Trinity Baptist Church worked with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to honor Dr. King with an interfaith service.
Dozens of people turned out for the service and one congregant said he always remembers what Dr. King stood for and lives his life based on those values.
President Barack Obama, along with his wife Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, joined other volunteers at Browne Education Center in Washington.
During brief remarks, the president said there was no better way to honor King than to do something on behalf of others. National Park Service Rangers also honored Dr. King with a wreath laying ceremony at the new King Memorial on the National Mall.
In Manhattan, about 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from the city's African Burial Ground to the Federal Reserve to honor the slain civil rights leader's work, which they say echoes in their own fight for more economic opportunity.
The protesters prayed and sang "We Shall Overcome" at the burial ground, and a group of children played violins. The site is a national monument and marks the cemetery where free and enslaved Africans were buried during the 17th and 18th centuries.
AP wire services were used in this report.


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