"I was 18 years old when Dr. King was killed. I was with a crowd of students, coming up the street there, and Dr. King was leaning over the motel balcony, right in front of room 306, talking to somebody. See that window in the building across there where the curtain's pushed back? That's where the shot came from. All of a sudden: ka-pow! I saw him fall. It was the worst thing I've ever witnessed in my entire life. I'll never forget it as long as I live. We loved that man. When that shot rang out, we thought the world had ended. It changed everything."
The National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel is located at 450 Mulberry Street 38103.