MLK 50 | A Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join the National Civil Rights Museum in remembering the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination with a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.


6:01 Commemoration 2017

April 4, 2017

Youth Voices

Spring-Summer 2017

Grassroots Training

Late Spring-Summer 2017

Youth Convening

Nov 10-12, 2017


Justice through Journalism

As a partner in this initiative, is a journalism reporting project in pursuit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for economic justice. Check out their site to learn more about the project.



Your Stories

Your Voice is an important part of the legacy that Dr. King created. We want to hear how Dr. King has inspired change in your life. Take a look below at a few stories, and share with us, by tagging #MLK50 on your favorite social network, or submit your story below to be shared.

    • What is your story?
    • Dr. Noelle Trent, Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education
    • As part of the MLK50 commemoration, the National Civil Rights Museum wants to collect your stories on Dr. King, his life, his death, and his legacy. As a historical museum, it is important to for us to capture not only the accounts of people who were the eyewitnesses to a historical event, but also the people impacted by that event, even years later...
    • Jamara's Story
    • Jamara Haymore
    • My parents were teenagers in 1968. My father was a 14 years old Memphian and recounts to me April 4th as if it happened yesterday. He says the tension was palpable in the city. Not only the pain of losing a great leader filling the air, but, also the shame of being the city where his life ended...
Where Do We Go From Here


Dr. King's legacy impacted many. Our future depends on keeping the same spirit of change and hope alive. Together, we can make a far bigger impact and shape our country's legacy in the mold that Dr. King provided. How do you motivate change? How will you commit to creating positive movement this year? Get involved below and share your thoughts.