Visitors to Dr. King’s Tomb Recall His Life and Assassination, 50 Years Later

Fifty years later, people reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.
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Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many of the tributes and observances will feature familiar voices:  people, famous and otherwise, who knew Dr. King and worked with him.

But his final resting place in Atlanta has also drawn visitors from many places, and many generations.

They came to the tomb, with its surrounding pool and fountains, to reflect on how Dr. King’s life — and his murder — affected us all.

Some of them shared their thoughts and recollections with WABE Morning Edition host Denis O’Hayer.

People gather at the King Center in Atlanta to remember the life — and death — of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Denis O’Hayer/WABE)