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The US pays tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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People pay tribute to the civil rights chief on the third Monday of January to recollect the life and legacy of probably the most vital historic figures in US historical past.

Over the weekend, US President Joe Biden made a historic pilgrimage to what he known as “America’s freedom church”, King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia – the place Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor.

He mentioned King’s legacy may assist information People to make the fitting selections.

“It is a time for selecting,” Biden mentioned.

“Will we select democracy over autocracy or neighborhood over chaos, love over hate?

“These are the questions of our time that I ran for president to attempt to assist reply Dr King’s life and legacy in my opinion, present us the way in which ahead. We simply need to look again. We have got to be ready.”

1000’s of individuals marched within the US capital in a parade to commemorate the well-known activist.

Residents unfurled banners and carried indicators – to have a good time the teachings of the civil rights chief – who was killed in 1968 aged simply 39.