The Death of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two services were held for Dr.
King in Atlanta on April 9.
The first funeral was at 10:30 a.m.
at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both he and his father had served as pastors for many years.
Who preached Martin Luther King’s funeral?
Rev. Ralph Abernathy
When was Martin Luther King Jr’s funeral?
April 9, 1968
Where was Martin Luther King first buried?
He was initially buried at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta near the graves of his parents. When Coretta Scott King built the King Center, she moved her husband’s body next to Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Did Mahalia Jackson sing at MLK funeral?
Franklin attended King’s Atlanta funeral. She sang it during Mahalia Jackson’s funeral four years later and again in 2011 during the dedication of King’s Washington memorial.