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Martin Luther King III hugs his sister, the Rev. Bernice King, after she spoke at the Mason Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The church is where their father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his final speech on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Martin Luther King III hugs his sister, the Rev. Bernice King, after she spoke at the Mason Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The church is where their father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his final speech on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Resilience, resolve and renewed commitment to MLK's legacy

Half a century ago, the enthusiastic crowd eager to hear from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. roused him from his bed at the Lorraine Motel across town in a thunderstorm to Memphis' Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.