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Revisiting the Lorraine Motel 50 years after MLK's assassination

Published 2029 GMT (0429 HKT) April 2, 2018
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Room 306 at Lorraine Motel is where Martin Luther King Jr. stayed the night before he was assassinated. A white wreath on the balcony marks the place where he was shot on April 4, 1968. CNN
Rep. John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement, stands outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel to mark the 50th anniversary of King's death.
"When he died, I think something died in all of us. Something died in America," Lewis says. "Each day, I think we must find a way to dream the dream that he dreamed. And build on what he left all of us."
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Bipartisan members of Congress stand together at the Lorraine Motel to honor King. CNN
Peek inside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. King shared the room with a friend, Ralph Abernathy, the night before he died, and it has been kept the way the pair left it that day. CNN