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Events To Honor Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years Since Memphis Assassination

Museums and activists have organized three days of marches, speeches and conferences to remember King and his legacy

His daughter, Bernice King, and a group of ministers are scheduled to tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday.

Events honoring the sacrifice of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, will include his daughter and former U.S. attorney Eric Holder.

King was supporting striking sanitation workers when he came to Memphis in 1968 to lead a peaceful march. He was talking with friends on the balcony of Lorraine Motel on April 4 when he was struck by a rifle bullet and killed.

Museums and activists have organized three days of marches, speeches and conferences to remember King and his legacy. His daughter, Bernice King, and a group of ministers are scheduled to tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday.

Holder is scheduled to speak Monday at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum.

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