Progressive National Baptists meeting in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Progressive National Baptist Convention is conducting its 51st annual gathering in Memphis.

As many as 4,000 members of the denomination are expected to attend the meeting, which continues through Friday.

Delegates to the meeting of the predominantly African-American church group will discuss empowering voting as well as religious issues.

Convention President Carroll Baltimore told The Commercial Appeal a march from Clayborn Temple to the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday honored Martin Luther King Jr. and pointed out T-shirts that bore the slogan, "We Will Never Forget."

This is the Progressive National Baptists' first national meeting in Memphis since 1994.

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