Fifty years after Martin Luther King was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection on Wednesday.
The commemorations stretched from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond, including the nation’s capital.
Hundreds of people bundled in hats and coats gathered early in Memphis for a march led by the same sanitation workers’ union whose low pay King had come to protest about when he was shot.
In one of the most monumental human speeches, Martin Luther King articulated a vision in the form of a dream. It was the speech that inspired generations to fight for a better future.
The Guardian asks whether his vision has been realized? The response of civil rights leaders is here.