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It was this day, back in 1968, that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Marking the 50th anniversary of King’s death, thousands of people around the nation are remembering the late Civil Rights leader, including celebrities who are taking to social media to pay tribute to the legendary activist.

[Monica Brown]

Aside from honoring King by way of social media, folks around the country are marching and holding special events to commemorate Dr. King.

Making the day that much more memorable, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis opened a new exhibit today called “MLK50: A Legacy Remembered.” The exhibit will reflect on the 50 years since King’s passing, including a collection of documents, rare photographs and FBI files.

RIP Martin Luther King.

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