HOUSTON — Today marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most impactful advocates for human equality and civil reform in U.S. History! In homes and schools across the nation, citizens are reflecting on the life and legacy of the great American civil rights campaigner.
Tune into CW39.com as we remember Dr. King’s most poignant speeches, causes and those who stood beside him— including several livestreams of celebrations in Houston and Memphis.
In the meantime, learn more about Dr. King and the impact his life and death with the following videos and articles:
April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, a single gunshot from an assassin’s rifle would leave a painful and unforgettable scar on Memphis and one that would change the world forever.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In recognition, The King Center in Atlanta has a list of events and service projects you can get involved with.
When thousands of visitors descend on the quiet city blocks around the National Civil Rights Museum for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they’ll be walking over hallowed ground in the civil rights struggle. The museum, which tells the story of African-Americans from the Middle Passage to the present, is located at the Lorraine Motel — the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final hours.
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, we spoke with Rev. Jesse Jackson.
During the height of the civil rights era, there was a clear line of individuals who became the faces of the movement. They were the leaders and everyone seemed to unite behind them. But how has that changed in 50 years? Is there the same clarity?