Austin events remembering MLK on the 50th anniversary of his death

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Numerous events around the nation and in Austin are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of his assassination. King was shot at a Memphis motel April 4, 1968.

Here are a few events in the Austin area Wednesday and over the next few weeks:

Chapel commemoration and discussion

  • What: Honoring King during a midday chapel service, followed by a lunchtime discussion of his writing and influence
  • When: April 4, 11:45 a.m.
  • Where: Seminary of the Southwest Christ Chapel, 501 E. 32nd St.

Special Observance

  • What: The Georgetown community can gather for a special observance to reflect on King’s “final hours in Memphis, Tenn. in April, 1968, and on our future as members of faith communities”
  • When: April 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: First UMC Georgetown, 410 E. University Ave.

Presentation: 50 Years After the Assassination of MLK

  • What: UT professor and Center for Study of Race and Democracy founding director Peniel E. Joseph reflects on King’s death and the state of racial justice in America today
  • When: April 10 from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: LBJ School of Public Affairs Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.122, 2315 Red River Street

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