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MEMPHIS (Source: FinalCall.com) – Prior to the delivery of his message here on the evening of Aug. 20, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was led on a private tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.
The location is well known because it was on the balcony of the motel where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot down by an assassinâ€™s bullet April 4, 1968. The museum opened in 1991 and underwent major renovations in April 2014.
â€œI thought as I was getting out of the car how many of our Christian brothers and sisters, when they go into the holy land, they want to visit the place where Jesus was born, they want to visit the place where Jesus gave his life for humanity,â€ said Min. Farrakhan. â€œAs I stand in this place, it is really a sacred place because here is where our brother gave his life for a cause that would make men free of ignorance and hate, and it really is a great privilege to stand in this place, especially on the balcony where he gave his life.â€ [READ MORE]