“Remembering Martin” opened in March at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center and commemorates the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated 50 years ago on the date of this publication — April 4.
“It is a look at Martin’s life, from when he emerged on the scene, as a civil rights leader, up until his assassination. And it is told through the perspective of a memory of him,” said Chairperson of the Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Elaine Hardy. “And it is not a static exhibit, so every couple of weeks, there will be different elements added to the exhibit, in order to help us tell the story of how the commission is remembering Martin.”
The exhibit consists of artist renderings of famous photographs, from the Montgomery bus boycott until the days before his death in Memphis. They provide a visual timeline of King’s rise as a civil rights activist.
“We wanted to do something not in January, during his birthday month, or in February, during Black History Month, but in March and April,” Hardy said. “We’ll reflect on significant milestones in the civil rights movement, and then to pay honor to him, as we approach the 50th anniversary of his assassination.”
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