Marking the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, President Biden delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the invitation of its pastor, Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock. Photo: AFP
Marking the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, President Biden delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the invitation of its pastor, Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden pays tribute to Martin Luther King, invokes ‘battle for the soul of this nation’

  • Marking MLK national day, Biden was the first sitting US president to speak at a Sunday service in the church where the late civil rights leader was pastor
  • Sunday would have been King’s 94th birthday – he was assassinated at 39-years-old in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, by avowed segregationist James Earl Ray

Marking the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, President Biden delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the invitation of its pastor, Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock. Photo: AFP
Marking the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, President Biden delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the invitation of its pastor, Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock. Photo: AFP
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