50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published On April 4, 2018 | By racheldos | News, Politics

Rachel Dosant

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago today, on April 4 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.

The National Civil Rights Museum, which was built within the Lorraine Motel where King died, plans on hosting an all-day gathering with storytelling and other events to honour King.

Here is a timeline featuring events during King’s remarkable lifetime, leading up to the day of his assassination…

 

 

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