Remembering MLK:

The Man. The Movement. The Moment.
virtual broadcast

Saturday, April 4, 2020 • 5:00pm Central

The National Civil Rights Museum will present a virtual commemoration in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy on the 52nd anniversary of his death.  Since the pandemic surge, the museum has retooled its original event to produce digital content and a virtual broadcast entitled, “Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment.”  The program airs on the museum’s website, YouTube, Facebook, Livestream platforms.

This year, the virtual commemoration will include some of the best segments of MLK50 and past ceremonies with remarks from civil rights icons, inspiring performances and spoken word. The broadcast will culminate with a moment of silence at 6:01pm, the time Dr. King was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. 

In tribute to Dr. King, we’re chronicling his last seven days, March 28 to April 4, with exclusive reflective moments including our historians' ”MLK POV” chat, a commemorative timeline, a special musical ensemble of his favorite song, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” never-before-seen artifacts from the NCRM Collections Vault, a children’s storytime, and memorable selections throughout the day on our social media channels. Visitors to the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages can share their comments and stories about Dr. King’s legacy.



Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment. A virtual commemoration of Dr. King's life and legacy of a civil rights leader who continues to impact our world. 

“We should always stop and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King on April 4, but this year it is needed more than ever as we try to navigate through this public health crisis,” said Museum President Terri Lee Freeman.  “Dr. King’s message of economic equity is so relevant. We are seeing the devastation this crisis is taking not just on the health of our communities but on the economic wellbeing of our neighbors. We are seeing just how fragile the financial safety net is for far too many people. Celebrating King’s acceptance of humanity, but disdain of inequity and injustice, is very important in 2020.”

Join us for the livestream April 4, 2020, 5:00pm CDT.

April 4th Commemoration, is an annual event remembering Dr. King at the National Civil Rights Museum.