*TV One and Urban One are marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a live stream of commemorative MLK50 events taking place in Memphis, Tennessee.
Host Roland Martin will be on location from the National Civil Rights Museum for two days of events highlighting Dr. King’s vision of freedom and equality for all, culminating in a Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, April 4.
Events for the week include speaking panels at the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis Law School, featuring guest speakers the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Day of Remembrance activities on Wednesday, April 4 will begin at 10 a.m. local time, featuring live performances on the MLK50 stage. A 50th anniversary ceremony will also take place at the site of Dr. King’s assassination, the Lorraine Motel. The ceremony will include the laying of the wreath, tributes, a bell toll to honor the age of Dr. King at his death, and an evening of storytelling hosted by journalist Tamron Hall.
Live streams of MLK50 events will be available across all Urban One platforms capturing key moments of the day, interviews with Civil Rights icons, as well as live and pre-recorded content.
To view the live stream of the MLK 50 events, please visit the social media pages below.
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