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.
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.
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.
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.
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.