The King Arts Complex continues to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On April 4, 1968, Reverend King was shot and killed, on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 CDT.
At 7:01 EST, on Wednesday, an audience of more than 300 people held 60 seconds of silence.
The moment was followed by a program entitled “Music and Racial Justice: From Abolition to Black Lives Matter.”
The King Arts Complex partnered with The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work for the event, which highlighted the music that inspired history’s racial justice movements.