Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Molly Swietek

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.  In February, a play called The Mountaintop was presented in Henderson about the final night of Dr. King’s life. We spoke to several in attendance that night in Henderson and recorded their memories of the Civil Rights leader. 

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A Kentucky university is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Campbellsville University will mark the anniversary Wednesday, April 4, with what it’s billing as a community prayer service. The school is inviting local churches that have regular Wednesday evening services to take part in the event at Ransdell Chapel.

John Chowning, excecutive assistant to the president for government, community and constituent relations at Campbellsville University, says this week’s anniversary provided an important opportunity for the community.

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A play featuring a fictionalized account of Dr. King’s final night will be performed in Henderson Tuesday night. “The Mountaintop” made its debut on Broadway in 2011 and is now touring 38 states across the country.