Admirers mourn Martin Luther King Jr., pledge to carry on unfinished work

Published: 05th April 2018 10:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2018 11:03 AM  

Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 times to mark a life cut short by racism. | AP
Martin Luther King Jr. died among the most hated men in America, admirers grateful for his life and legacy mourned his loss and pledged to carry on his unfinished work to end racial injustice and economic inequality. | AP
A host of tributes to the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held across the country. | AP
The triple evils of racism, poverty and war that Martin Luther King Jr. hammered at the end of his life linger — from economic, educational, housing and health disparities to the looming threat of nuclear war. | AP
As a march began in Memphis, people locked arms or held signs as they chanted and sang songs such as 'We Shall Overcome'. | AP
Martin Luther King III, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, join in a march commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. | AP
Rapper and actor Common performs at a rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | AP
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