Guide To MLK50 In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 30th 2018 4661 0

April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. The city of Memphis, led by the efforts of the National Civil Rights Museum and other organizations, has hosted numerous events, conferences, speakers, and more in the last year.

As we approach the Day of Remembrance – which will be observed with programming at the NCRM’s courtyard including a laying of the wreath at 3:30 p.m. and a National Tolling of the Bell at 6:01 p.m. – there are plenty of events happening in Memphis. The National Civil Rights Museum will have special hours this week; find those here.

I’ve highlighted a few of the events below.

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop



“At the River I Stand” Free Screening

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Site/Plant Red Flowers for King

MLK50 Commemorative Celebration


MLK50 Exhibition Dinner and Conversation

MLK 50th Anniversary Commemoration

A Concert for the Next 50 Years: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Union: A New Musical

For more events, please go to the National Civil Rights Museum calendar here.

Photo credit: Troy Glasgow / Copyright © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau 2011 All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced without written consent from the author.

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