In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination 50 years ago, bells will toll 39 times around the world on April 4. The toll will occur at 7:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 6:01 Central Time in Tennessee, where King was killed.
The surviving children of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King will be joined by members of the King family to toll a bell and lay a wreath on the crypts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King on the campus of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
The Center will host a variety of events April 4-9. For more information, visit www.mlk50forward.org or www.thekingcenter.org.