47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service
By KATE BRUMBACK
ATLANTA (AP) - Faith, community and political leaders are gathered at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is underway at the slain civil rights icon's spiritual home.
Calling the gathered crowd to remember her father's legacy, the Rev. Bernice King urged people to remember his message of nonviolence. King's sister, Christine King Farris, presided over the service.
Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University, was to give the keynote address. David Oyelowo, who played King in the movie "Selma," was scheduled to give a tribute.
Also present and slated to speak at the service are: civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
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