South Side march honors King's legacy

August 27, 2011 4:24:50 PM PDT
Hurricane Irene's approach derailed most official dedication events for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, but that hasn't stopped many from honoring the slain civil rights leader this weekend.

In Washington D.C., an interfaith service was held at the National Basilica on the campus of Catholic university. The service featured excerpts from King's last speech in Washington and tributes from famed civil rights leaders like the Rev. Joseph Lowery.

In Chicago, several elected officials and community members gathered on the South Side to honor King's legacy. The group marched, as King did 48 years ago in Washington, and then dedicated the only bridge along King Drive as the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge.

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