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Visitors tour the Lorraine Motel, Sept. 7, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee. Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed at the motel on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony. The motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum complex. during the segregation era, the Lorraine Motel was one of the few motels that permitted black clientele. The wreath is a replica of one placed previously and marks the spot where King was standing when he was killed. The cars have no historical significance other than to represent the time period, though King often traveled in a white Cadillac when in Memphis. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)
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Visitors tour the Lorraine Motel, Sept. 7, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee. Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed at the motel on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony. The motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum complex. during the segregation era, the Lorraine Motel was one of the few motels that permitted black clientele. The wreath is a replica of one placed previously and marks the spot where King was standing when he was killed. The cars have no historical significance other than to represent the time period, though King often traveled in a white Cadillac when in Memphis. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)