Thousands gather in Memphis to honour MLK

At the Lorraine Motel, where the civil rights leader was assassinated on April 4, 1968, thousands gathered to honour his work, and their own activism.

    Americans across the country have been honouring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years to the day after he was assassinated.

    Civil rights leaders reflected on Dr King's legacy and urged that his vision of a non-racial, egalitarian society be applied to today's America.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Memphis.


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