On the 50th anniversary of his death, a nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to attend events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. At 6:01 p.m. — the exact moment when King was shot — a bronze church bell perched on a scaffold above the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where King was killed, will toll 39 times — once for each year of King’s life.
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