Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was tragically cut short, but his legacy lives on. In the decades since King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, the city has become a living homage to King. The city tells the story of King’s life, work and lasting impact through the churches where he organized local and national civil rights activism and the venues where he listened to his favorite music.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of King’s passing, so there’s no better time to honor his life with a visit to Bluff City. Here’s a weekend itinerary to help you take it all in: