Guide To MLK50 In Memphis
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.
For more events, please go to the National Civil Rights Museum calendar here.
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