Monday, April 13, 2015

Where Dr. King Died

Lorraine Motel Memphis 2015-04-11 1

The Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, where Martin Luther King was assassinated 47 years ago on the balcony of Room 306. It is now the home the National Civil Rights museum, more about which tomorrow.                              

Lorraine Motel Memphis 2015-04-11 2

Lorraine Motel Memphis 2015-04-11 3

Lorraine Motel Memphis 2015-04-11 4

9 comments:

Halcyon said...

Such a sad time...

Olivier said...

un moment important dans la vie politique ;(( un lieu triste

s.c said...

Is that older lady miss Jaqueline Smith still protesting there because she was removed from the motel when they made a museum for 9 million dollar while the government better could use the money for housing here. She says that against the problems that dr. King fought, racism,poverty and crime is nothing done and by making the Civil Rights museum the ground became so expensive that the town hunts other poor inhabitants away to sell the land.

Luis Gomez said...

Great post Bob. Thank you.

Birdman said...

It was a sad time in our history with RFK coming soon after. Remember it well.

Norma Beishir said...

This is one of those events that you always remember where you were when it happened....

Sharon Anck said...

I remember that day very well. And, as Birdman said the RFK assassination shortly thereafter.

William Kendall said...

Such an ordinary place for such history to take place in, I've always thought when I've seen it in documentaries.

José Mendonça said...

Sad days like that shall never be forgotten. Great tribute and beautiful photos, Bob. As always, I love the vintage signs.