On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was killed at the Lorriane Motel in Memphis. The site, preserved as it was then on the exterio,r has been transformed inside. It is now the National Civil Rights Museum.
Allison Fouche of the Museum speaks with us about this special day at the Museum. She also provides some context for the observance – describing what happened at the site after the King Assassination and after all the pain what the site has come to represent.
For more about the National Civil Rights Museum, visit their website: http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org
By the way, if you get the chance, catch a “Hidden America” segment in which Mark Walsh & David Goodfriend of Left Jab speak with Rev. Jesse Jackson. He was beside Dr. King at the time of ther killing and he returned to the Motel turned Museum on April 4, 1008, from where he spoke to Mark & David. It was a powerful interview on a powerful day.
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