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Hundreds gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at… | www.myajc.com

Political, community and faith leaders are gathering this morning to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been the civil rights icon’s 85th birthday.

Crowds packed into Ebenezer Baptist Church before 9 a.m. Monday, the 28th anniversary of a national holiday in King’s honor. Dignitaries including U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are expected to address the audiences of hundreds.

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer’s senior pastor, will deliver the keynote address. Previous speakers include Cornel West, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Martin Luther King III.

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