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Nation marks MLK’s legacy 50 years after assassination

People marched along Beale Street in Memphis April 4 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The signs are reproductions of those carried in the 1968 sanitation workers strike, which King had been in Memphis to support when he was killed.

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights advocate continues to be an example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

"This tragic loss (of Rev. King) did not still his voice — it continues to ring out and inspire new generations in confronting the challenges of prejudice, injustice and division today," Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington wrote in a blog April 4.

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