Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For those of us who lived through the horror, it’s difficult to believe it’s been over 43 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. April 4, 2102, marks the 44th anniversary of that unforgettable day, which will be commemorated on the Arkansas State Capitol  steps in Little Rock from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The vigil serves as a reminder of Dr. King’s life and legacy and the sharing of his philosophies of social equality and multiculturalism. The event, which is free, is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

A barbecue served immediately following the morning ceremony is available to all of those who attend and is expected to have several Arkansas legislators in attendance. This event is free and open to all ages, but prior confirmation of attendance is requested. Online registration is available. You can also RSVP by phoning 501-683-1300 or by e-mailing

Also being observed this year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Arkansas Governor, Winthrop Rockefeller.  Activities are being held throughout the year in honor of Mr. Rockefeller and his legacy to Arkansas.

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