Close to 200 black clergy and religious leaders gathered Thursday for a rally at the Capitol in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The event was held in the rotunda and organized by ISAIAH, a non-profit coalition of over 100 congregations from various faith traditions in the metro area.

The religious faithful want to urge “public leaders to work together to create new opportunities. They will challenge them to eliminate inequities through real structural reform and repair the harm that has been done in the past,” according to a released statement from ISAIAH.

The group was told no singing was allowed in the rotunda, so ISAIAH's president, the Rev. Paul Slack, led the group in a rendition of "Amazing Grace" outdoors on the Capitol steps.

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