More than 2,000 strong march to commemorate the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago to the day — the march started down Auburn Avenue toward downtown Atlanta at 12:55 p.m. Singing “I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “This Little Light of Mine,” the marchers were led by King’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King; his son, Martin III; his daughter, Bernice King; Robert Kennedy’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy; March for Our Lives organizer Jaclyn Corin; and King family members Isaac Farris, Alveda King Beal and Naomi King, widow of King’s brother, A.D. Also in the front ranks: the Rev. Al Sharpton and rapper T.I.
The 1.3-mile March for Humanity commemorated a portion of the original funeral procession from Ebenezer to Morehouse College. The 1968 procession was 4.3 miles. Today’s march ended at the state Capitol with a ceremony at Liberty Plaza.