50 years later; Michiana remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

NOW: 50 years later; Michiana remembers Martin Luther King Jr.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- 

Groups in Michiana are joining a national remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. 

Events include: 

Giving Back to Seniors Brunch 

Taking place at WUBS 89.7 FM on Lincoln Way West from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event is for seniors in the community.

Reflections of a Civil Rights Life

Charles Person, one of the 13 original Freedom Riders, will speak about his life as a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. This event will take place at Democratic candidate for Congress Yatish Joshi's headquarters on Sycamore Street from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil

A candlelight vigil will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Leighton Plaza from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Prayer service and candlelight procession at Notre Dame

Notre Dame will host a prayer service at 6 p.m. starting with a time of silence for the time when King died at 6:05 p.m. A candlelight procession and reception will follow the service starting at 7 p.m. More information can be found on the Facebook event page here. 

Bell Ringing

The United Religious Community of St. Joseph County is encouraging local churches to ring their bells at 7 p.m. This is the time King was shot as he stood on a motel balcony. All churches are encouraged to ring their bells for no longer than 5 minutes. 

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