MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are a series of events held in Memphis to mark the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
The civil rights leader was shot and killed April 4th, 1968 as he stood on the balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel.
The motel of course later became the National Civil Rights Museum and the balcony has been preserved as a permanent memorial to doctor king.
Monday at 4:30 the museum will hold a ceremony to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King in the courtyard facing the balcony.
The ceremony will include the annual changing of the wreath and a moment of silence.