Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Among the speakers was Reverend Dr. Bernice King, who encouraged those in attendance to participate in 100 Days of Nonviolence, and No Shots Fired campaign.
Governor Nathan Deal was also in attendance, and confirmed that he has spoken with legislators about erecting a memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King at the Georgia state capitol. Several civil rights leaders have suggested such a memorial to replace the statue of white supremacist Tom Watson, which was removed after Thanksgiving.
Mayor Kasim Reed also spoke and made the commitment to resurrect Martin Luther King Drive in Atlanta, so that it sets the standard for how all streets named after the Civil Rights leader should look. Mayor Reed made this commitment last year as part of plans for the future Falcons stadium.