Images: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Around the Nation

 
Associated Press
Updated 1/16/2017 8:50 PM

People came together around the Nation Monday to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through worship and public service.

Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
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People stand outside the Alabama Capitol building while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
People stand outside the Alabama Capitol building while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
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Mary Hunter holds a sign of Martin Luther King, Jr., while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
Mary Hunter holds a sign of Martin Luther King, Jr., while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
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Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, speaks while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, speaks while participating in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative parade in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
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Martin Lleras, left, and Joshua Cleaves place debris in a dumpster as a vacant house and yard, top center, are cleared of trash on  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of the city where civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed are honoring his legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Martin Lleras, left, and Joshua Cleaves place debris in a dumpster as a vacant house and yard, top center, are cleared of trash on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of the city where civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed are honoring his legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
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Brandon Nelson helps to clear trash from a vacant house and yard on  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of the city where civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed are honoring his legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Brandon Nelson helps to clear trash from a vacant house and yard on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of the city where civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed are honoring his legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
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In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, people wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony at upper left is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, people wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony at upper left is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
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The balcony where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968, stands above a plaque on  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of Memphis are honoring King's legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
The balcony where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968, stands above a plaque on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Residents of Memphis are honoring King's legacy with neighborhood clean-up events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum.
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People wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
People wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
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Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
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A family prays together at the Historic Ebenezer First Baptist Church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
A family prays together at the Historic Ebenezer First Baptist Church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
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Participants walk during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
Participants walk during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
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Participants take to the streets for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march celebrating the life of the civil rights leader Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
Participants take to the streets for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march celebrating the life of the civil rights leader Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
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As Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, left, holds the Phoenix MLK Torch Run flame, Tonia Robinson, center, takes a selfie as the two lead the participants in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
As Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, left, holds the Phoenix MLK Torch Run flame, Tonia Robinson, center, takes a selfie as the two lead the participants in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix.
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A visitor tours the Historic Ebenezer First Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
A visitor tours the Historic Ebenezer First Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
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Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
Audience members join hands while singing "We Shall Overcome" during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
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People wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony at upper left is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
People wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is built in what was formerly the Lorraine Motel, and the balcony at upper left is marked with a wreath where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
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Churchgoer Yolanda Cox holds a church program with the depiction of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a service at the St. John Baptist Church in Camden, N.J., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Churchgoer Yolanda Cox holds a church program with the depiction of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a service at the St. John Baptist Church in Camden, N.J., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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People attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Erie, Pa., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
People attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Erie, Pa., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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A visitor snaps a photo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
A visitor snaps a photo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Actor and parade ambassador Antonio Fargas, who played Huggy Bear in the "Starsky & Hutch" television series, rides in a convertible during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Actor and parade ambassador Antonio Fargas, who played Huggy Bear in the "Starsky & Hutch" television series, rides in a convertible during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Ivey Holley, 2, and Alisha Miniweather, 5, watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Ivey Holley, 2, and Alisha Miniweather, 5, watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Members of the Cheyenne High School Jr. ROTC carry an American flag during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Members of the Cheyenne High School Jr. ROTC carry an American flag during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Jh'Quari Williams, 9, dances on an Iota Phi Theta Fraternity float during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Jh'Quari Williams, 9, dances on an Iota Phi Theta Fraternity float during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Members of the NAACP stand at the Civil Rights Garden during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk and commemoration Monday, Jan. 16 2017, in Atlantic City, N.J. As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
Members of the NAACP stand at the Civil Rights Garden during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk and commemoration Monday, Jan. 16 2017, in Atlantic City, N.J. As Americans celebrate the legacy of King, civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
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Members of the Florida A&M University marching band participate in the Martin Luther King Jr., Day parade in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Members of the Florida A&M University marching band participate in the Martin Luther King Jr., Day parade in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Speaker and writer Austin Channing Brown talks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggles during the civil rights movement and his legacy today, during morning chapel at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Speaker and writer Austin Channing Brown talks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggles during the civil rights movement and his legacy today, during morning chapel at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Taylor University student Nick Eschweiler, right, and Caroline Poland, director of Taylor University's counseling center, help clean shelves and straighten merchandise in the thrift store at St. Martin's Community Center in Marion, Ind., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  Taylor staff and students volunteered to perform community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Taylor University student Nick Eschweiler, right, and Caroline Poland, director of Taylor University's counseling center, help clean shelves and straighten merchandise in the thrift store at St. Martin's Community Center in Marion, Ind., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Taylor staff and students volunteered to perform community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Participants in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade sing hymns as they march down U.S. Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Participants in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade sing hymns as they march down U.S. Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Rene Miranda and his wife Sue, hold signs while starting the march outside of the Angevine Middle School during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Lafayette, Colo., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Rene Miranda and his wife Sue, hold signs while starting the march outside of the Angevine Middle School during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Lafayette, Colo., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word perform at the annual Anderson, Ind., city-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The Cleveland, Ohio, group studies the art of performance poetry.
The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word perform at the annual Anderson, Ind., city-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The Cleveland, Ohio, group studies the art of performance poetry.
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From back left to right, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, Indiana Rep. Terri Austin and Indiana Sen. Tim Lanane react as 4-and 5-year-old Excel Learning Academy students perform "I Have a Dream" during the Anderson, Ind., city-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
From back left to right, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, Indiana Rep. Terri Austin and Indiana Sen. Tim Lanane react as 4-and 5-year-old Excel Learning Academy students perform "I Have a Dream" during the Anderson, Ind., city-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
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Charlene Scott, center, sings along with "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the opening of the annual Southeastern Connecticut Ministerial Alliance Martin Luther King Jr., Day service Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Shiloh Baptist Church in New London, Conn.
Charlene Scott, center, sings along with "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the opening of the annual Southeastern Connecticut Ministerial Alliance Martin Luther King Jr., Day service Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Shiloh Baptist Church in New London, Conn.
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Marchers in the annual Southeastern Connecticut Ministerial Alliance Martin Luther King, Jr., Day march proceed down Cottage St. in New London, Conn., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Marchers in the annual Southeastern Connecticut Ministerial Alliance Martin Luther King, Jr., Day march proceed down Cottage St. in New London, Conn., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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I'yanne Davis holds an image of Martin Luther King Jr. during a parade in King's honor in downtown Las Vegas, Monday Jan. 16, 2017.
I'yanne Davis holds an image of Martin Luther King Jr. during a parade in King's honor in downtown Las Vegas, Monday Jan. 16, 2017.
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Students from Wendell Williams Elementary School hold an inspirational sign during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday Jan.16, 2017.
Students from Wendell Williams Elementary School hold an inspirational sign during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in downtown Las Vegas, Monday Jan.16, 2017.
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