Homage to MLK Jr.

The National Civil Rights Museum is calling on churches and institutions in the United States and beyond to ring their bells to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 4, 2018, bells will ring to commemorate 50 years after Dr. King’s death and his legacy in the Civil Rights Movement. Bells will toll 39 times to honor the years of his life.

The acoustic commemoration will mirror the spread of the news on April 4, 1968. Bells will ring first at the National Civil Rights Museum and the King Center at 6:01 pm, next they will ring in the city of Memphis at 6:03 pm, then nationally at 6:05 pm, and finally internationally at 6:07 pm. This is a beautiful representation of the impact of one man and his death around the globe.

If you have tower bells to ring, consider participating! You can register your church’s or institution’s participation here.

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