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Live: Reaction on 50 years after the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

April 4, 2018 marks the 50 years following the assassination of the most visible activist of the civil rights movement – the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was 39 when he was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The news of his murder was the impetus of race riots in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Detroit and dozens of other cities, causing millions in damage in Black communities that took decades to repair.

In the coming days, the King Center and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel are hosting events throughout the week that reinforces King’s dream of social justice and equality for all people.

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