COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - It was 50 years ago Wednesday that Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
“We shall overcome someday. Black and white together," chanted members of a crowd gathered in Colorado Springs.
To remember his legacy, civil rights leaders, and community members gathered at Acacia Park in Colorado Springs. They talked about his speeches, his fight against worker's rights, segregation, poverty, and his sprawling protest movement.
Several speakers also touched on the racial tensions across the country and current battles for equality.
Rev. Nori Rost said the community needs stand with those facing any kind of injustices.
“If you're white you need to be an accomplice for the works of racial justice to aid the work of racial justice. If you're straight you need to be an accomplice to those who are LGBT, queer, you need to be an accomplice for their equal rights, if you're a U.S. citizen you need to be an accomplice for immigrant rights. If you're a man you need to be an accomplice for women rights,” said Rost.
The gathering ended with one message of encouragement: to commit to the work of creating a more peaceful, just, and humane world.