Family marks 43rd anniversary of MLK assassination

ATLANTA (AP) -- The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is calling attention to workers' rights as the civil rights icon's family mourns the 43rd anniversary of his slaying.

The family gathered at King's crypt, laying a wreath, saying a prayer and locking arms to lead others in a few verses of "We Shall Overcome." Martin Luther King III says that were his father alive, he would be in the fight for collective bargaining rights. King III says he will join thousands across the nation marching for workers' rights on Monday in keeping with his father's legacy.

King was shot on a hotel balcony in Memphis on April 4, 1968 and was in the city fighting for equal rights for black sanitation workers.

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