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King family marks 46th anniversary of assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Whether you like it or not, every decision you make is important.

Forty-six years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his daughter Bernice shared her father's message with a new generation Friday at the King Center in downtown Atlanta.

"The greatest change you can make is to ensure that you are the best person that you can be and that you don't let anybody tell you that you don't have the capacity to do great things," said Bernice King.

Bernice King was part of a panel discussion involving some of her extended family and civil rights veterans. She even took questions from the mostly elementary school crowd.

"It always warms my heart whenever I am in the midst of a group of young people. What we are seeking to do is connect to the next generation and make sure they understand what came before them," Bernice King said.

Despite all that her father accomplished, Bernice King said her father's dream remains unfulfilled. And despite the violence of today, she said she has hope that one day soon her father's dream can and will be realized.

"Ultimately non-violence is going to overtake violence because there is only so far we are going to be able to go, because as my father said, the choice today is no longer going to be between non-violence and violence. It is going to be between non-violence and non-existence," Bernice King said.

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