The Man. The Movement. The Moment.
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.