The statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured at a memorial in Washington, DC, as thousands of people gather to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad
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A half century after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, visitors still flock to the Memphis, Tennessee, site where the civil rights leader was assassinated and say that while there has been progress in racial equality, more strides need to be made.The motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, which includes Room 306, preserved as it was when King stayed there, and vintage cars parked out front.A Baptist pastor and civil rights activist, King worked to end legal segregation of blacks in the United States. Wilson, the recent National Civil Rights Museum visitor, and his son Charles Jr. were among those who contemplated King's legacy and the status of civil rights in the United States.
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