Today marks 48 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Civil Rights leader was assassinated on the balcony of his Lorraine Motel room in Memphis on April 4, 1968. The single shot was fired killing King, who was planning to lead a peaceful march in support of striking sanitation workers.
There will be a wreath laying service and moment of silence outside room 306 to remember King. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Alvin O’Neal Jackson are scheduled to speak. The public is invited on a tour of the historic hotel featuring exhibits highlighting the legendary music that played a role in King’s movement.