People at events throughout the nation today, April 4, 2018 are remembering the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., which happened 50 years ago at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
MLK's legacy is being highlighted today with events at the National Civil Rights Museum, which is at that site. The day will include bell tolls across the nation at 6:01 p.m. Central Time, the moment when Dr. King was shot.
There are also marches and other events in Washington D.C. and throughout the country.
Click here to view photos of MLK50 events
April 3, 1968 | 10:30 p.m.
Dr. King finishes his speech with these closing words.#MLK50NCRM pic.twitter.com/E18hAjEcXg
— NatCivilRightsMuseum (@NCRMuseum) April 4, 2018
RELATED: Former Scripps newspaper The Commercial Appeal highlights the last 32 hours of MLK's life