Family and friends of Nichols gather in Memphis church to pay their final respects to Black 29-year-old father whose fatal beating by police last month transformed him into new face of US racial justice movement.
The shooting occurred at Ilous Ellis Park during an MLK Car Show and Family Fun Day, which the sheriff's office said was attended by more than 1,000 people.
Hughes organised the first shelter for battered women in New York City and co-founded the New York City Agency for Child Development to broaden childcare services in the city.
Family of Martin Luther King Jr. criticises President Biden and Congress for failing to pass voting rights bills, saying passage of legislations could protect voters from racial discrimination.
Vivian boldly challenged a segregationist sheriff while trying to register Black voters in the late 40s and 50s in Selma, Alabama, where hundreds, then thousands, later marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer polarised the country politically and racially in the middle of a presidential campaign and as states begin to ease lockdowns imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
King's life was an inspiration around the globe, and the anti-war and anti-capitalist views that informed his activism have been largely cleansed from his legacy.
Thousands of admirers grateful for the civil rights icon's life and legacy mourned his loss and pledged to carry on his unfinished work to end racial injustice and economic inequality.
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