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American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta are greeted by Ralph J. Bunche United Nations Under-Secretary at the United Nations New York City New York Dec. 04 1964 Video: Coastal snow with inland flurries
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Five thousand volunteers participated in dozens of service projects at the historic Girard College.

Mr. Trump spent part of the holiday in Florida at the Trump International Golf Club, but White House officials did not confirm whether he played golf. Dick Durbin (Ill.) accused Trump of saying African immigrants come from "sh**hole countries". Carson was scheduled to attend a reception at a historic fire station in Atlanta alongside King's niece, Alveda King.

King was a Baptist minister and a leader of the civil rights movement. Trump took out full-page newspaper ads in 1989 calling for the five to be put to death, and he suggested he still believed they were guilty after their exoneration. The first lady's office also did not return a request for comment asking whether Melania Trump had any such plans.

King, who is the president and CEO of Realizing the Dream, a nonprofit dedicated to continuing the legacy and unfinished work of his parents, stopped short of labeling President Trump a racist.

Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, said it was a day to "honor and remember the leadership and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy continues to make a positive difference in the lives of many people in our state and around the world".

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The Cherokee Nation tribe - one of the country's largest - marked the King holiday on Monday with calls to service and by confronting its slave-owning past.

At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. "God had placed a calling on his life and Martin Luther King Jr. courageously stood up to that calling and, because of what he did, this nation was changed". Day, to commemorate the civil rights leader's January 15 birthday and his contributions to the United States. "OK, we aren't closed on that day, so why aren't we?"

“I think people are wrong if they think that Martin Luther King was exclusively fighting for equal rights for African-Americans. In 2001, President Bill Clinton joined AmeriCorps members to help fix and paint a senior center in Washington.

Betty Collins McMahan was presented with the 2018 Martin Luther King Leadership Award. Three of the four winners delivered their winning speeches at a downtown Columbus church in the state's annual MLK Day ceremony.

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