Today (April 4) marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 1968 assasination in Memphis, Tenneseee. King, who was in town to support a sanitation workers strike, was shot down while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel. He was 39 years old.
Several lawmakers honored the anniversary today on social media:
48 yrs ago today, my friend, my brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, TN. The light of his life still shines.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) April 4, 2016
#OTD in 1968, Dr Martin Luther King Jr is assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. He was 39 years old. #MLK pic.twitter.com/ujrsadDZYx
— Rep Donna F Edwards (@repdonnaedwards) April 4, 2016
On this day, 48 years ago, our nation lost a great leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/hL2e3F8zH6
— Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) April 4, 2016
Today, we look back to a 2013 Colorlines post highlighting a still-interesting way to revisit King’s 1963 March on Washington and famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch "Freedom’s Ring," which uses the speech’s audio for an animated retelling of its important themes.
(H/t The Washington Post)