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Georgia officials gather at Ebenezer Baptist Church to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Posted at 4:15 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 16:22:38-05

ATLANTA — Several Georgia officials attended the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service in Atlanta on Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Those in attendance included the city's mayor, Andre Dickens, Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp, and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is the senior pastor, The Associated Press reported.

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Monday's service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and other events surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorate what would have been King's 93rd birthday.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist between 1960 and 1968.

In years past, many politicians packed the church, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of them sent pre-recorded speeches, the news outlet reported.

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered remarks virtually, where she touched upon the Biden Administration's push for expanding voting rights.

"Today, our freedom to vote is under assault," Harris said.