The death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pivotal moment in this country’s history that reverberated for generations to come.
Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN in 1968.
The website Mic gathered a group of parents, including Rev. Al Sharpton and his daughter Dominique Sharpton, to talk about when they found out about King’s death and how that shaped future conversations about race with their family.
Check out the video below.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.