Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
– U2 “Pride”
Actually Bono had his facts a bit wrong, the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr. happened at 6:01pm on April 4. Today marked the 49th anniversary of that day.
The Lorraine Motel where the assassination took place is now the National Civil Rights Museum. I headed there around 5:00pm to see the ceremony.
I took a video but it doesn’t seem to be working, I’ll leave it linked in case it fixes.
The singing, speeches and prayers were moving and an entire 6 minute silence was observed ending at 6:02pm.