Xernona Clayton speaks at King Day 2014

Xernona Clayton, who worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1965 until his death, speaks about the civil rights era at the King Day 2014 celebration at the Albany Civic Center on Jan. 20, 2014. Clayton, whose late husband, Ed Clayton, was a speechwriter for King, published her autobiography, "I've Been Marching All the Time," in 1991. She was the first African-American woman to have her own television show in Atlanta and then began a 30-year career with Turner Broadcasting, becoming one of the company's highest-ranking female employees. She is founder/president/CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, which highlights accomplishments and contributions of African Americans.

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Rev. Martin Luther Jr. King honored in Albany (VIDEOS/PHOTO GALLERY)

King Day Celebration draws crowds to honor Dr. King

Albany citizens celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday sharing remembrances from one of King’s close friends Xernona Clayton at this year’s King Day Celebration.


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