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On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN at the Lorraine Motel. Yesterday, I visited the Mason Temple where he presented the "Mountaintop" speech on April 3, 1968. Today I attended the memorial service at the National Civil Rights Museum (which includes the Lorraine Motel). It was powerful to hear Jesse Jackson (who was with MLK on April 4, 1968) and all the other speakers share their thoughts on this landmark event.

 Mason Temple

Mason Temple

 Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum 

Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum