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MLK 50 AFSCME March 

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Marchers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. rallied on Beale Street in front of the AFSCME headquarters on the morning of April 4, 2016. Speakers included Senator Bernie Sanders. An enormous group  numbering in the thousands then marched to the National Civil Rights Museum.
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A truck with a message.
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Senator Bernie Sanders backstage at the AFSCME rally.
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Sheila E. (center) greets fans at the ASFSCME rally
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Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean (center).
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Memphis activist P. Moses before the march.
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The crowd at the AFSCME rally numbered in the thousands.
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Mounted police keep an eye on the march, which proceeded peacefully and without incident.
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The crew of historical documentary web series Striking Voices (left to right) Laura Jean Hocking, Emily Yellin, Darius B. Williams, and Eso Tolson.
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Air Line Pilot's Association members prepare for the march.
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The march sets off from Beale St. and Danny Thomas Blvd.
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Yolanda Renee King (center), granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., leads the march. King recently spoke at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
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The scene is tight as the march gets underway.
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Marshalls form a chain to help organize the teeming marchers as the march crossed Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
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Marchers make their way down Danny Thomas Blvd.
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AFSCME marchers march on MLK 50 day.
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Marchers used variations on the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike motto "I AM A MAN".
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Marchers from the revived Poor People's Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final project.
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UAW members at the march
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NAACP marchers.
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People watch a recorded message from President Barrack Obama on a screen on Main Street during the MLK 50 commemoration.
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