April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a tragedy that reverberated across the globe and transformed the fight for civil rights in the United States. Comcast NBCUniversal honored this historic milestone by serving as the Media and Technology Sponsor for the National Civil Rights Museum’s “MLK50 Commemoration” that livestreamed the day’s events for free to the general public.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is one of the nation’s premier heritage and cultural museums and is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where King’s life was taken while standing on a second-floor balcony. Throughout the day, Comcast NBCUniversal’s livestream provided viewers around the world with front-row access to the museum’s lineup of speakers, performances and tributes from civil rights leaders. The livestream was broadcasted through Comcast NBCUniversal’s award-winning “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” platform at CivRightsVoices.com and on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.
Hosts, Senator Vincent Hughes and Tiffanie Stanard had the opportunity to interview Ebonne Ruffins, Vice President, Local Media Development – Comcast and Terri Lee Freeman, President – National Civil Rights Museum.
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Written By: Tiffanie Stanard, Host/Producer @Philly_Speaks