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Multiple events were held across the area today, to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was best known for his efforts in the civil rights movement. He was a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he served as co-pastor from 1960 until his death in 1968.

Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35. He was the youngest man to achieve that.

Dr. King was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 as he was standing on the balcony of his motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dancers led the celebration of Dr. King's life at the University of Akron. A community fair was held that attracted hundreds to remember the life of Dr. King through dance, songs and prayer.

Many museums in the Cleveland area offered free admission today, including the Maltz Museum in Beachwood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center.

"Like many other cultural institutions in Cleveland, we're proud to offer free admission to everyone in the community on such an important day," said Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, president and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center. "We hope that on this holiday dedicated to service, education, and love, you will gather your family and friends and join us to experience the power of curiosity and the excitement of making science, technology, engineering, and math come alive."

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