Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Today in an official ceremony, Congress held a commemoration and congressional gold medal ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.  A bill was passed to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King (posthumously), in recognition of their contributions to the Nation on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement.

The event was held at 3pm at the United States Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. and featured Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Leader Reid and Leader McConnell.

Martin Luther King, III and his siblings, Dexter and Elder Bernice King were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of their parents. The medal will ultimately be on display at the Smithsonian.

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