Rev. Bernice King visits Memphis to participate in MLK50 events

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reverend Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., flew from Atlanta to participate in MLK50 events.

This is a memorable trip for her as she tweeted that she made the same journey 50 years ago with her mom and uncle.

King toured the brand new exhibit at The National Civil Rights Museum that former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Monday.

She says her father left us with a blueprint to move forward. “He challenged us by saying we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or be forced to parish as fools.”

She was joined by more than 100 ministers and pastors from the Atlanta area.

Cindy Jackson traveled all the way from Louisiana just to hear Dr. Bernice King speak.

“It was emotional for me,” she said.

WREG got a look at the new exhibit as well.

It shows the historic reaction to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death while taking a look at the impact his legacy had on people and events throughout the world.

There are rare photographs, there are FBI and state evidence files and a timeline showing Dr. King’s final 48 hours in Memphis leading to his assassination on the balcony of the Loraine motel.

Other civil rights and political leaders including Eric Holder got a look at that exhibit Monday and seemed very moved and impressed.

It will officially open to the public April 4.

“He never lost hope. If you lose hope you lose everything,” Dr. Bernice King said.

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