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Monday, April 9 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in his hometown of Atlanta.

The anniversary will be marked with the March for Humanity through the streets of downtown Atlanta.

The march is scheduled for noon, starting from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park on Auburn Avenue and ending at Liberty Plaza near the Georgia State Capitol.

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On Monday, April 23, 2018, there is an Ecumenical Service in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta,

Here is the text of 1968 funeral notice for Martin Luther King Jr. from the Atlanta Constitution:

KING, Dr. Martin Luther Jr. -- Services for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held for the immediate family and members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 1968 from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy officiating. The procession will leave Ebenezer at 11 o'clock and proceed to the Morehouse College Campus for the service which is open to all at 1 p.m. Dr. King is survived by his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King; children, Yolanda Denise (12), Martin Luther III (10), Dexter Scott (7), Bernice Albertine (5); parents Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Farris Sr. and children, Isaac Jr., Angela Christine, brother and sister-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. A.D. Williams King, and children, Alveda Celeste, A.D. Williams II, Derek Barber, Esther Darlene, Vernon Christopher; three uncles, four aunts, a large number of relatives and countless thousands of admiring and loving friends and followers the world over. For those who would like to express their appreciation to Dr. King and his family by sending flowers it is suggested that contributions be made to the Martin Luther King Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to perpetrate and perpetuate the ideas of Dr. King. The remains will be viewed at the church until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Entombment at South View Cemetery. Family will assemble at 234 Sunset Ave. N.W. Hanley's Bell St. Funeral Home and Marcellous Thornton, mortician in charge.

Published in The Atlanta Constitution April 8, 1968

Read special coverage of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on MyAJC.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 1 to Apr. 10, 2018
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