Bernice King, Martin Luther King, III, his daughter Yolanda King and other King family members joined hundreds of Atlantans to commemorate this day with a March for Humanity from King's Ebeneezer Baptist Church to the steps of the State Capitol building.

Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms greeted the marchers at the Georgia State Capitol. Did you attend today's march? Share your experiences in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you Reverend. I've always been in awe of your bravery. I would have cowered. You, Rosa, and countless others. I can't even imagine but thank you all.

  • Kimberly King

    I'm a native Memphian. I remember stories my aunts and granny told me about the day MLK was murdered. They told me is was daylight outside, but when the news station announced he passed, it immediately got cloudy and dark. I believe this is why Memphis is cursed. People better watch out when they mess with a person who is connected to the Universe and a child of God! I was in Memphis last weekend and actually rode by the funeral home that prepared his body. The government killed that man for speaking up for people who looked like him. Terrible. RIP

  • Yoni7

    And it still feels like today.

  • Kimberly King

    And am I the only one who gets annoyed when black people are being interviewed by news stations saying "we've come a long way but have a lot of work to do?" The sh*t still looks the same to me if not worse! Granted, I was born in 89, but I'm not a dumb ass by a long shot. Besides the water hose and the dogs, what has changed? Blacks are dying DAILY in the hands of racists today and nothing is being done. Back then, you never heard or seen black men disrespect black women the way they do today. Black men honored their queens! But today? These ninjas so thirsty to f*ck on the same twat that a dog entered. There's more division in the black community now than it was back in the day. For that reason and more... I feel like things have gotten worse. Anyone who was alive during those days, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or off.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Shit is worse! Niggas will kill you faster than whitey or the police!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He was assassinated on Maya Angelo's 40th birthday.
    That had to have hurt deeply.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sandra, when are you going to write about the cyberattack/randsome ware that paralyzed Atlanta government for nine days?

  • Cricket404

    All I know is that if you step off Morehouse/Spelman/Clark campuses into the surrounding West End/Vine City neighborhoods you can buy a rock of cocaine literally on the same block from one of many trap houses. After 100 years in the same location, scores and scores of high profile graduates, many with Urban Planning degrees, nothing is being done about the community besides free food and free needles. Now it's being gentrified, white folks fixing up old trap houses and demanding a change....Integration was not the answer.

  • Ms..N

    Mlk, mother and brother was murdered because of their affiliation with black empowerment.The FBI had surveillance on a non violent black minister. Why you ask because they could not have negros feeling empowered to have the same rights as them!!!

  • angrysolo

    only thing that changed is the toilet, but the contents remain.. there’s so many more things to distract us with nowadays. i imagine if in those days there was social media and the like that the movement wouldn’t have had half the impact that it did.

  • Karen Brady

    "They told me is was daylight outside, but when the news station announced he passed, it immediately got cloudy and dark." Wow.. that paints such a vivid picture in my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  • angrysolo

    including this here comment, i have only seen two mentions of this! oddly enough i was watching a documentary about a police station that was hacked and held at ransom — the only way out and to retrieve their files was to PAY the ransom.

    but i gotta due some research on this Atlanta thang.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lol my sister went in to pay her ticket screwed the system up so court date got delayed ... winning ... they may loose the citation ... ?? so many cyber attacks now .....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dr Kang looking at this shyt ... And done rolled over ... Shewt ... This shyt show down here ... Chile ... ? but where there is dark.. . There is always light... Know that ... Done with this skin color mess ... One big azz lie.. . Folks just love.. Show love give love...

  • angrysolo

    come on up.. new post
    Killa Mike and T.I. fiya’d by Atlanta’s Mayor..Keshia

  • Itzgoingdown

    Blame Black Liberalism which is nothing more than Modern Day Voodoo and Witchcraft. lol Before you dismiss my comment. How can you explain your elders and leaders approving of homosexuality when 25% of young black males have HIV by 25 and 60% of black homosexuals are infected by 40?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m from vine city and I agree with u on everything u said. We didn’t fix our community and we mad bc whites moving in and doing it. But let me ask u this, was it ever really ours?

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    Especially when the ones closest to you [in the first photo] show up to the funeral wearing green and yellow.

  • Elevated Soul

    It's 2018 and these fools are still marching. They talk about marching for humanity,Whose humanity?

    These negroes need to first march against Black On Black Crime and deal with our own humanity or lack there of.

    Later for the dumb political agendas.

  • Logan Roberts

    Thanks for your bravery MLK. Makes me proud to be a Capricorn.?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    It’s 2018 and you’re still an idiot and a white troll.

  • noireyblanca

    I still have much respect for Dr. King even though he did lead us into a burning building. He thought he was doing right and then he woke up, but it was too late. The world never talks about King’s speeches on reparations and they don’t bring up the fact that he was getting his gun game together either. Look it up! And look at ATL today ...SMH
    RIP

  • Applebootay

    The same is true for the surrounding neighborhoods of the White House.

  • Applebootay

    No, it never was. If we didn't "integrate" we'd still be picking cotton. We need more real estate investors/developers...we need to buy the block....

  • Applebootay

    TRUST ME. There is NOTHING new under the sun. The only thing that has changed is that it is ALL TELEVISED NOW. SOcial Media. EVERYONE live their lives Out Loud. Nothing is sacred. There was a crack epidemic, gangs, poverty, etc...in the 70s too. In King's day Marching was a very radical thing to do, Dr. King was a RADICAL...because marching could get you killed, and because it actually WORKED it was not only a way to stand up for injustice but it was also a way to empower us THOSE marches led for our voting rights, it ended desegregation, labor rights and
    other basic civil rights. He is responsible for the passing of the Civil Rights
    Act and the Voting Rights Act. Now mind you in the 50s we're talking about very gross injustices and basic civil rights...Today a lot of those injustices are still happening with police brutality....and we march, and they still killing. IMHO, What's missing is a leader. A powerful leader. They murdered all our leaders....I haven't seen anyone as powerful or radical since the Good Rev. Dr. King....and Brother Malcolm X, etc....

  • Cricket404

    Yes, even if your renting, it's yours while you live there, take care of it. I drive past Boone and Lowery everyday. The sidewalks are littered with trash, needles, broken glass, food containers, everything on the floor, white folks didn't come through there doing and trash it, it's the residents. Not one flower planted, not one porch swept...

  • speakinmymind

    We have plenty of black real estate investors and developers. They buy cheap, put in cheap materials or build cheap, then sell that shit to their own people, white people, etc. at a premium...same thing white real investors/ developers do. It's about money.

    Like @Cricket said, Black people can pick up trash in their neighborhoods, fix up and beautify their surroundings...but a lot of them don't place any value in anything other than what they put on their backs. And that's not the white man's fault.

  • Applebootay

    All of this is True....honestly, being an empath, I get depressed over the state of our people. I live here in Chicago and it is so segregated, it's depressing. You go outside your community and wonder why we all can't have a piece of the pie. I'm moving when I retire....I know I just changed the subject but it's too much to think about and to think the Good Rev. Dr. King was taking on the battles of our people when the injustices were worse in my opinion...some say its worse today, that's only because they haven't lived long enough and social media......but everyone should watch HBO's King in the wilderness...as an wanna be history major, I thought I've seen all of his footage...it was inspiring and it moved me to the sup sups...https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/king-in-the-wilderness

  • Applebootay

    All of this is True....honestly, being an empath, I get depressed over the state of our people. I live here in Chicago and it is so segregated, it's depressing. You go outside your community and wonder why we all can't have a piece of the pie. I'm moving when I retire....I know I just changed the subject but it's too much to think about and to think the Good Rev. Dr. King was taking on the battles of our people when the injustices were worse in my opinion...some say its worse today, that's only because they haven't lived long enough and social media......but everyone should watch HBO's King in the wilderness...as an wanna be history major, I thought I've seen all of his footage...it was inspiring and it moved me to the sup sups...https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/king-in-the-wilderness

  • James Hudson

    WHERE is Dexter King???

  • Kimberly King

    You’re right. Malcom X was my personal favorite. I liked his approach way more.

  • Patricia

    true. im not impressed. growing up in an all black community, every person that ever hurt, backstabbed, or tried to kill me was BLACK. after also hearing about dr kings sodid, sinful lifestyle behind the scenes, im just thinking, what a hypocrite who backstabs and disrespects his own family but demands others treat them better than he does himself. what a joke.

    respect has always been earned, not given. racism aside, nobody is going to treat someone any better than they treat themselves. you carry yourself respectfully, folks respect you as a respectable person, period. thats bc the world judges by outward appearances as the bible teaches us. so when the world looks at a race of people who kill, step on, use, abuse, abandon their own offspring, they are not looking to treat them any better than what their face value is. its not right, but, thats the way the world is and will remain. you want respect? it starts at home.