MLK: The Assassination Tapes


(46 minutes) April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era. Included with museum admission.

Post-film panel discussion follows with
Sandi Mallory, panel moderator and WEAA Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement and host of Cool Vibes for your Midday
Bernard Kinsey, co-chair of Rebuild Los Angeles, founded after the Rodney King riots
Shirley Kinsey, civil rights activist and philanthropist
Rev. Alvin Hathaway, Pastor, Union Baptist Church
Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, former President of NAACP Baltimore City Branch
Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, community organizer, activist, homemaker, and teacher of history

Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration

Date and Time
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800