King children observe 40th anniversary of father's assassination - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

King children observe 40th anniversary of father's assassination

ATLANTA (AP) - Bernice King and Martin Luther King III remembered their father by placing a wreath at the Atlanta tomb where he was buried after being assassinated in Memphis 40 years ago.

The siblings were joined by Martin Luther King III's wife, Arndrea, who is expecting the couple's first child in May. The three placed a wreath at the tomb where Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are buried.

Later Friday morning, Bernice King was expected to address about 2,000 students at nearby Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her father preached from 1960 until his death.

She and Martin Luther King III are expected to travel to Memphis later Friday to lay a wreath at the Lorraine Motel, where their father was killed April 4, 1968.

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