Posted by | Ray Cornelius
TV One is teaming up with Urban One for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a live stream of commemorative MLK50 events taking place in Memphis, Tennessee.
Media maven Roland Martin will be on location from the National Civil Rights Museum today (Tuesday April 3) for events highlighting Dr. King’s vision of freedom and equality for all, culminating in a Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, April 4.
Events include speaking panels at the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis Law School with such featured guests as the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Day of Remembrance activities on Wednesday, April 4 will begin at 10 a.m. local time, featuring live performances on the MLK50 stage. A 50th anniversary ceremony will also take place at the site of Dr. King’s assassination, the Lorraine Motel. The ceremony will include the laying of the wreath, tributes, a bell toll to honor the age of Dr. King at his death, and an evening of storytelling hosted by journalist Tamron Hall.
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