Event commemorating MLK, Jr.’s assassination held in Greenville


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Fifty years ago today an assassin murdered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

King, only 39, had already touched many lives and sparked change in our country.

On Wednesday, an event — They Killed the Man, But His Dream Still Lives — was held in McAlister Square, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s death.

The event featured a kids zone, a Walk through King history, voter registration, a job fair and live performances.

Saxophonist Leisha J., vocalist Marlo Hogue, Gospel Hip Hop artist ChoirBoi Cam, Justice Superstar Richardson, Apollo Missions and vocalist LaeLae performed at the event.

Black Phoenix, Shay Black, Valerie Sherman, LaVon Burton, Jarod Wright and Stephanie Rice spoke at the event.

The event was hosted by Freedom Fighters Upstate SC.

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