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Keeping Martin Luther King's legacy alive 51 years after his assassination

51 years ago today, the Civil Rights activist's legacy lives on
Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 17:38:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Calling for unity and non-violent protests, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. That very next day, Dr. King was shot and killed outside the Lorraine Motel.

51 years ago today, the Civil Rights activist's legacy lives on.

Dr. King gave several iconic speeches and on Thursday, you can revisit a familiar one he delivered during the 1963 March on Washington.

The event is inspiring those who come out to take a look at how far the country has come, and where it can go.

Here at the Challenger Learning Center, you can watch that full address where Dr. King delivered his famous "I have a Dream" line.

People carrying out Dr. King's dream will be honored at the screening.

There will be a discussion about Dr. King's legacy, how it impacted the country we know today, and how it can continue to move the country forward.

"It's an opportunity for us to be able to stay focused on what that legacy is, to celebrate where we've come, and celebrate all the milestones we've reached," said Michael Dobson, Dream Foundation CEO. "But also to recognize there are forces at play to take us back to those dark days, but there's good people on all political sides that recognize that's not the right way to go."

The free event starts at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.