Today (April 4) marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 assasination in Memphis, Tenneseee. King, who was in town to support a sanitation workers strike, was shot down while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel. He was 39 years old. 

Several lawmakers honored the anniversary today on social media: 


Today, we look back to a 2013 Colorlines post highlighting a still-interesting way to revisit King’s 1963 March on Washington and famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Watch “Freedom’s Ring,” which uses the speech’s audio for an animated retelling of its important themes.

(H/t The Washington Post)