A CULTURAL COMMEMORATION: THE DAY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DIED -- 50 YEARS LATER. FREE On April 4, 1968, America stood still in shock when the drum major for justice, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. At 6:01pm, the word of his passing swept across the world. In commemoration of his life's work, TBAAL partners with 50 multi-denominations, pastors and ministers 50 years later to reflect on the man, his leadership and impact around the globe. Hosted by Board Chair Barbara Steele. The community is asked to assembly at 4:45 p.m. on Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201, for a short program and then the presentation walk to The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. The program will start in the Naomi Bruton Main Stage Theatre at 6:01 pm.