50 years ago today, the world shifted when the news broke that Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The site of that dreadful moment in history took place at The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, on the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. King, TONS of Americans flocked to pay their respects at the historical landmark.
"Today, we remember my father's death, but most importantly, we must remember the purpose and power of his life," said his daughter Bernice King.
After 6pm, the time Dr. King was assassinated, bells will toll across the nation and around the world will ring 39 times to honor his age when he died. Although many taking the time to morn the loss of Dr. King, there are many more who are remembering his life and what he did to help bring people together.
The tremendous amount of young people who descended upon the Lorraine Motel has given me hope that the future of our country & race relations are in really good hands.