April 18, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact For The King Center:
Carmen Luisa Coya- 404 408 2103
The King Center Leads the Nation and World in Commemorating the 50th Anniversaries of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination and the Founding of the King Center
Theme For 2018 Commemorations:
MLK50 Foward: Together We Win With Love For Humanity
The King Center leads the nation and world in the global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and the commemoration of 50th anniversary of The King Center’s founding. Key organizations across the world, including the National Civil Rights Museum, are joining with The King Center to facilitate a year of ‘edutainment’ and empowerment designed to engage youth, students, families, faith communities, marketplace leaders and others in remembering Dr. King’s assassination. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, which is now the home of the National Civil Rights Museum.
With MLK50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity as the global theme, The King Center will host a broad spectrum of events and initiatives in global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination (April 4, 1968) and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of The King Center’s founding (June 26, 1968). The Center’s intergenerational, interactive engagement with the international community will be closely aligned with the Center’s mission to prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology, which the Center calls Nonviolence 365™ or NV365™.
The Center will serve as the communication and planning hub for programs and initiatives. Organizations and individuals, across what Dr. King…