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King Arts Complex remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) - The King Arts Complex continues to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 4, 1968, Reverend King was shot and killed, on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 CDT.

At 7:01 EST, on Wednesday, an audience of more than 300 people held 60 seconds of silence.

The moment was followed by a program entitled “Music and Racial Justice: From Abolition to Black Lives Matter.”

The King Arts Complex partnered with The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work for the event, which highlighted the music that inspired history’s racial justice movements.

In the audience was Michelle Sutton, who worked with Coretta Scott King, in the 1980s.

Sutton believes King would have appreciated the tribute to her husband.

“I think that she would be very proud to know that people have not let his dream die, that we are sending this message to our generations and those even after us, to know that his impact is always going to be a part of our American history,” she said.

The King Arts Complex is hosting a series of events to honor Dr. King, through April 14.

For a list of programs, click here.

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