America honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

America is observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of the civil rights pioneer. Across the country, people are

People gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.

People gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. (1/20/14)

WASHINGTON - America is observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of the civil rights pioneer.

In Atlanta, a service is being held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor. Across the country, others are honoring King with parades, memorials and services.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote speech at the National Action Network's annual MLK Day Breakfast. Also in Washington D.C., President Barack Obama and the first lady are doing a community service project.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Shirley Annita Chisholm was the African-American Congresswoman from 1 Black History Month: Shirley Anita Chisholm
Police are investigating hate graffiti that was found 2 Police: Swastikas, anti-Semitic messages found in New Square
Kristina's Korner tracks the 3 Trending: "Oscar Nominations" and "Alec Baldwin"
Workers are already pre-treating the roadways for the 4 DPW crews prep for snow
News 12 Interactive 5 News 12 Varsity Report for Feb. 24

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE