Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life Will Be Honored Wednesday


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) – Bells will ring Wednesday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

Wednesday, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

The National Civil Rights Museum, the University Libraries and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas will co-sponsor a ringing of the Old Main Bells on the U of A’s campus.

The bells will ring 39 times to symbolize the 39 years of his life, according to the release.

Members of the community are asked to gather just before 6 p.m. at the Fulbright Peace Fountain to honor King’s memory.

The release states that another event to commemorate King’s death will take place the same day from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where King last stood. A live stream of the event will be available for viewing in Room 104 of Mullins Library.

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