Historical Stops to include:
· Clayborne Temple
· Mason Temple
· Lorraine Motel
· Site of Saint Joseph's Hospital (now St Jude's)
· R.S. Lewis Funeral Home
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Williams, Curator of Religion at Smithsonian National Museum of Africian American History & Culture, Washington DC
The 50th anniversary of King’s tragic death marks an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church and the culture. It creates the occasion to reflect on where Christians have been and look ahead to where we must go as we pursue racial unity in the midst of tremendous tension.
Join the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition at a special event, “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” taking place April 3-4, 2018, in Memphis, TN. Key speakers include Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and many others.
The FBI and Black America: A 50-Year Retrospective will explore stealth monitoring of political activists during the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis and across the Civil Rights landscape into the activism of today’s Black Lives Matter and other movements.
Don't miss this historic MLK 50 Awards Banquet featuring Civil Right Leaders that are being honored for having their eyes, ears and feet on the ground in the mist of the Civil Rights Movement.
‘I AM A MAN’ MLK50 Honorees
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
Jesse Lee Douglas Sr., Ph.D.
James Charles Evers
Meet and greet with LeVar Burton, who will introduce the film. Live music elements with IRIS Orchestra. Q&A with producers Charles Hannah & Mike Jason and writer Colin Escott after the screening.
LeVar Burton hosts this special documentary event of how music inspired the civil rights movement. This film illustrates the influence of WDIA and Stax during the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Q&A to follow with producer Charles Hannah.
Supported by the George Riley at MLK50 Campaign. Event partners for this special event include IRIS Orchestra, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Stax Museum, and Clayborn Temple.
All attendees are entered in a raffle for one winner to receive a $6,000 valued SOUL TRAIN CRUISE! Winner receives one double occupancy ocean view cabin to cruise and enjoy concerts by notable musicians including Smokey Robinson.
Art Village Gallery invites you and a guest to join its MLK50 exhibition dinner and conversation event. Guest will enjoy a private tour of the gallery's MLK50 themed art exhibition titled "Beyond the Balcony" and later break bread with a diverse group of attendees over a seated, four-course dinner with wine, while you enjoy listening and contributing to meaningful curated and facilitated discussion that aims to answer the question of Memphis's city-wide theme, Where Do We Go From Here?
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Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Sanitation Workers who participated in the march with a photo reenactment of the iconic “I AM A MAN” photo from the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike. The line-up for the photo shoot will start at Fourth and Beale which is approximately 20 feet from Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, the last photography studio of the late internationally renowned photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. The event will start at 8 a.m. and will feed into AFSCME’s march to Mason Temple.
The photo will be taken from a helicopter, overlooking historic Beale Street, by the granddaughter of Dr. Withers, Mrs. Eboni Bullard. This reenactment and prestigious photo will be displayed at the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. The photo will also be displayed at the end of “’68 I AM A MAN,” a feature film executive produced by Southern Tales Entertainment.
A daylong observance of the life and legacy of Dr. King with national speakers, performances, exerpts from Dr. King's speeches and a gathering of thousands to commemorate the 50th anniversay milestone.
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Be inspired as we turn the Dixon’s auditorium into a space to hear and reflect on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His voice lives on in recordings of his speeches, especially the albums that were pressed during his life. We’ll put the needle on the vinyl, but feel free to turn the record over at the end of side A.
The Peace Abbey will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's assassination with the rededication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial bronze plaque and the unveiling of the bronze plaques honoring Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou. The event will take place at the Pacifist Memorial in Sherborn, MA. At the center of the Memorial is a nine-foot, bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The event will include the recitation of the PEACE SEEDS: Prayers for Peace of the Major Religions of the World, music and poems honoring Dr. King written by elementary school children from Pine Hill School in Sherborn, MA.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.
This service remembers the enslaved people who were sold at the site of the antebellum slave mart owned and operated by Nathan Bedford Forrest. Students from Rhodes College, working in collaboration with local scholars, wrote the text for a new historic marker, which will be dedicated in a brief ceremony at the conclusion of the service. Confronting the truth about this part of our past will help to build trust in our community, in the hope of carrying out the ongoing work of racial reconciliation.
Ecumenical presentations, national and international dignitaries, ceremonial wreath laying, tributes and performances culminating in a symbolic moment of silence at 6:01pm-- the time Dr. King was shot while on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
The public program, MLK50: Where do we go from here? will convene scholars, historians and thought leaders from the Greater Cincinnati region to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and address matters of civil and human rights issues today, 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. The engagement will be held in the Harriet Tubman Theater at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on April 4, 2018, at 6:30 PM and will culminate with a commemorative ceremony, reflections, song, spoken word, and remarks on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.
Civil Rides is a 3-day cycling trek from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., April 4 - 6, 2018, to raise money and awareness for racial reconciliation and ending hunger around us.
Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Guest Speaker: Barbara Cross, Speaker, Historian, Civil Rights Advocate, Survivor of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing
The event is open to the public.
The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join your neighbors and friends at a community reconciliation service commemorating the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination. We will gather at the Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary on Baylor's campus on April 4, at 6:00PM. Light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6:00PM.
This event is co-sponsored by Baylor University, the Waco Community Race Relations Coalition, Baylor Dining Services, and the Waco NAACP.
Chelsea Higgs Wise
On April 4, the Office of Mayor Stoney is partnering with the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation cross-sector team, led by Initiatives of Change, to mark the tragic event that occurred 50 years ago, lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the challenge and opportunity it represents today.
At 7:01PM (EST), The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN is inviting the nation to join in reflection and then redirection of our focus on the future. At the exact moment that Dr. King was shot, there will be 39 bell chimes resonating in Memphis, one for each year he lived. Along with others across the U.S., several institutions with bell towers here in Greater Richmond have committed to joining the moment by ringing locally. Contact Chelsea Higgs Wise to have your institution’s name added to participants on the website.
City of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney, as well as Virginia Union University Vice President, Dr. Corey Walker, along with others will answer the question set out by The National Civil Rights Museum, “Where Do We Go From Here?”. Please join them on the historic Virginia Union University campus along with students, faculty, administration and residents of Greater Richmond as we gather to move our city and region forward through a more inclusive narrative.
This moving documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers. The evening will begin with a community reception and light refreshments; a discussion facilitated by W.A. Cindy Ball will follow.
W.A Cindy Ball has a BA in education from Converse College, a Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters in Telecommunication from Ball State University. She is the founding Director of Nafisi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children orphaned by AIDS in Kenya.
This program is being held in conjunction with MLK50 events all over the country. All of the MLK 50 events seek to celebrate the commemoration and legacy of Dr. King.
Please join CCLA on April 4, 2018, for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate with an evening of gospel music, prayer, and poetry at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC.
Presentations by NC Supreme Court Justices Cheri Beasley and Mike Morgan and Representative Chaz Beasley
A gathering of Civil Rights Icons and New Movement Makers, national and local, dialogue about "the Movement" ten and now.
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The Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference is hosting a conference for law professors April 5-7, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference will examine the degree of racial progress made by communities of color since April 4, 1968, the day when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Various themes of racial progress will be explored, including but not limited to issues of social and economic justice, employment discrimination, access to health care, retirement care and benefits, educational opportunities, environmental racism, housing discrimination, lending practices, drug and gang violence in communities of color, and the intergenerational effects that economic, social, and political oppression have on communities of color. Presenters are encouraged to consider topics contrasting the racial progress claimed in the Midwestern states and cities (Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis) and comparing it to the racial progress claimed in the Eastern and Western states.
The annual meeting will commence on Thursday, April 5th at noon with presentations and panels and conclude early afternoon on Saturday, April 7th. The registration fee is $250, which includes lunch and dinner throughout the entire conference. You can register online. The website is: https://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/PageId/SignUpToEvent/EventId/341/e/honoring-dr-king-and-his-legacy-redoubling-the-struggle-for-equality-and-inclusion-in-the-wake-of-the-social-legitimization-of-racism-5-apr-2018
In honor of MLK50 and the voice that inspired change, Girl Scouts Heart of the South challenged 4th - 12th grade girls from around the country to examine today’s global civil and human rights issues. Their voice was heard by telling everyone how this impacts them, how they can have compassion for others, how each of us can make a change, and how we can speak with One Heart and One Voice. Girls, nationwide, have the opportunity to create innovative story lines in an infographic and submit it for the One Heart and One Voice contest. The 1st prize finalist will be featured at the ceremony. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Madeleine Taylor, retired Executive Director of Memphis NAACP, one of the first African American Girl Scouts at First Baptist Church Lauderdale and a long standing Girl Scout Leader.
The Black Student Association at Christian Brothers University and the CBU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP is hosting a special event on Thursday, April 5 entitled “Race Relations andIdentity: Reflections from CBU Alumni.” As part of CBU’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this event will consist of a discussion led by a panel of five alumni — one from each decade since 1968 — to assess the overriding question of “where are we now?” and reflect on the experiences of African-American students at Christian Brothers University for the past half century.
We would like to especially honor graduates between 1968 and 1977 as special guests for this event and recognize them for the foundation they establish for successive generations of fellow CBU African American alumni.
Additionally, a reception welcoming all alumni will take place immediately following the event in Montesi Executive Center, located on the second floor of Buckman Hall. This will afford individuals an opportunity to mingle with other alumni, as well as current students, CBU faculty and staff, and community members.Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-relations-identity-reflections-from-cbu-alumni-tickets-43494248468
The Black Student Association at Christian Brothers University and the CBU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP are hosting a special event on Thursday, April 5 entitled “Race Relations and Identity: Reflections from CBU Alumni.” As part of CBU’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this event will consist of a discussion led by a panel of five alumni — one from each decade since 1968 — to assess the overriding question of “where are we now?” and reflect on the experiences of African-American students at Christian Brothers University for the past half century.
We would like to especially honor those of you who graduated between 1968 and 1977 as special guests for this event and recognize them for the foundation they establish for successive generations of your fellow CBU African American alumni.
Additionally, a reception welcoming all alumni will take place immediately following the event in Montesi Executive Center, located on the second floor of Buckman Hall. This will afford you an opportunity to mingle with other alumni, as well as current students, CBU faculty and staff, and community members.
PRIZM Ensemble presents A Concert for the Next 50 Years, a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, the PRIZM Celebration Chorus, guest soloists and music by Mahler, Florence Price, Moses Hogan, and more. This concert is part of a series of events honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Join us as we reflect on his legacy and what the next 50 years can look like.
$25.00 General Admission
$50.00 VIP Admission – will include reception with light refreshments and a behind the scenes look at the making of the concert
Event information here.
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