(BALTIMORE – March 29, 2018) — The AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special edition in its March 31st issue.
This special edition will include historic images from the AFRO’s exclusive coverage 50 years ago as well as contemporary articles discussing the future of civil rights.
Additionally, its newspaper and website will carry extensive coverage of the National Council of Churches’ (NCC) #Rally2EndRacism at the National Mall in Washington, DC on April 4. The rally will begin with a Silent Prayer Walk from 7-8 A.M., an Interfaith Service from 8-9 A.M., followed by a rally and Call Commitment from 9-4 P.M.
All people of all faiths and beliefs are invited to attend.
The AFRO’s special edition will coincide with next week’s events, appearing on newsstands ahead of the rally on March 29.
“This special edition serves as a vivid reminder of that fateful day in 1968 when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN,” says Afro’s Publisher and Chair, Pastor Frances Murphy Draper, “It also serves as a reminder that while many gains have been in the past 50 years, racism, sexism, classism and white supremacy are still alive and well in the United States.”
About the AFRO
The AFRO American Newspaper is the longest running African American family-owned newspaper business in the nation. We are a weekly publication serving the Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Prince George’s county markets. Our publication focuses on valuable information that impacts the African American community. We provide national and local news coverage of politics, arts & entertainment, business, sports, technology, health, education and more.