Thursday, April 3, 2008
Memories of the Day Dr. King was Assassinated
"My memory of where I was on the day MLK, Jr. was assasinated is very vivid. I was a junior at Maryville College and I had just finished track and field practice. Our track team was scheduled to leave Maryville early Friday morning, 4/5/68 for a track meet at Emory University in Atlanta. The trip was immediately cancelled by our coach because of his fear of possible violence in Atlanta."
"By the way, in addition to that march in Kingsport, there was a large memorial service in our neighborhood. The service was held in the Douglass auditorium and I recall that the event was very emotional. The room was overflowing."
(The marchers walked past the Kingsport Safety Building at the corner of Center St. and East Sevier. The safety building/police department was located in the old Douglass school building for several years.)
PLEASE SEND YOUR MEMORIES OF DR. KING'S ASSASSINATION TO DOUGLASSRIVERVIEW@GMAIL.COM
Posted by douglassriverview at 11:27 AM