Bells ring in Miami Valley to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the Miami Valley remembers the profound impact the civil rights leader left on the nation.

Wednesday evening, the bells at Carillon Park rang 39 times -- one for each year of King's life.

The event was one of many tributes held nationwide.

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At 7:01 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn., as well as several other cities across the United States, bells rang out marking the exact time King was shot to death as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

The University of Dayton, Wright State, Wittenberg University, and Omega Baptist Church also rang bells in honor of King.

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