Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Assassination & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1958
On April 4, we will honor the greatness of a man who believed that all are created equal and deserve to be treated with justice and dignity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was this man. We will remember his legacy by walking, singing, and teaching what he preached. MLK Unity Group and Chico Peace and Justice Center invite the community to join in commemorating the sad moment 50 years ago when Dr. King was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
The event begins at 5:30pm at the Dorothy Johnson Center. We will carry signs and walk the several blocks to MLK Community Park (20th Street Park). The group will gather at the statue of Dr. King where we will listen to a recording of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”, Dr. King’s inspiring last speech, delivered on April 3 in support of the striking Memphis Sanitation Workers. We will enjoy and sing along with the uplifting music of the Celebration Gospel Choir, and consider how to create a world of peace and dignity for all.