Michiana will join the nation in marking a somber anniversary Monday. It was 43 years ago on April 4, 1968 that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.
The civil rights leader was shot while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Hotel. A sniper's bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord.
King, who preached non-violent resistance, was in Memphis to support striking city sanitation workers. An investigation led to the arrest and conviction of escaped convict James Earl Ray, who died in prison back in 1998.
To honor King's legacy, the "We Are One" March and Rally will be held in downtown South Bend Monday. It starts at 4 p.m. at the Civil Rights Heritage Center on West Washington and will end at the Morris Civic Plaza.