Vice President Kamala Harris said that freedom is "under assault" in a video message during the King Day service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Today is dedicated to the man known for his efforts to advance racial equality Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Harris and President Joe Biden visited Atlanta last week to meet with the King family and to push for passage of voting rights legislation in the U.S. Senate.
During Monday's service, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also speaking via recorded message, said Dr. King "saw a great injustice in his world and fought to right that wrong." Georgia is among states that have enacted restrictive voting laws.
U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, U.S.Housing and Urban Department Secretary Marcia Fudge, and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens were also among speakers at the annual King Day event.
The King Center has a schedule of events centered around the holiday.