Martin Luther King's nephew addressed hundreds gathered in Atlanta on Monday and said that the inauguration of the nation's first black president is a step toward realizing King's dream of racial equality, but there is still work to be done. Isaac Newton Farris, who is the president of The King Center, was addressing a crowd of hundreds who had gathered at the church where Martin Luther King once addressed similar groups of people.
He went on to say there is a spiritual connection between the inauguration of Barack Obama and King's dream of racial equality. Farris also stated that "The dream was not about an individual or any race of people attaining power. It was a human dream."
The Ebenezer Baptist Church was filled with about 2,000 people who gathered to hear him speak. Dozens of others were left outside the building.