Hundreds celebrate MLK's birthday at his home church - CBS46 News

Hundreds celebrate MLK's birthday at his home church

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The 46th annual celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is underway at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The service marks what would have been Dr. King's 85th birthday.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and a host of dignitaries from across the world have all gathered to pay respects to the civil rights giant.

King will be honored in song, spoken word, and prayer.

Jeremy Sanford paid his respects to Dr. King by laying flowers at his tomb this morning, just like he has for the last five years.

"I just feel we are lucky in Atlanta to have this center here and MLK is from here and I figured I should show my respects," said Sanford.

Stay with CBS Atlanta as we cover the events of Dr. King's birthday.

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