MLK memorial in Washington Square Park
New Yorkers honor the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s prophetic "mountaintop speech" as it was replayed in Washington Square Park on Tuesday. King delivered the speech on April 3, 1968, in Memphis where he had gone to support that city's striking sanitation workers.
Long Islanders honor legacy 50 years after MLK's death
Two ceremonies in Nassau County honored the Rev. Martin Luther King's legacy Wednesday, April 4, 2018, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. In Mineola, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County hosted a commemoration at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building. In Rockville Centre, the Diocese of Rockville Centre held a special prayer service at St. Agnes Cathedral.