Images of Martin Luther King Jr. Projected on Washington Square Arch for 50th Anniversary of His Death

April 3, 2018

Images of Dr. King projected on the #WashingtonSquareArch
It will mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated tomorrow, April 4th. Last night, the Washington Square Park Arch was transformed to feature striking images of King projected onto its two marble columns facing into the park. Musician and neighbor Richard Barone captured the image last night; he noted on Instagram: “Images of Dr. King projected on the #WashingtonSquareArch tonight. The Empire State Building peeks through the Arch dressed in deep electric blue.” The monument will be lit again tonight when the City of New York honors King with a public ceremony at 7:30 p.m., replaying an audio recording of his final speech, “I’ve been to the Mountaintop.” Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially “light” the Arch with First Lady Chirlane McCray. King was killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. The ceremony’s intent is to “remember [King’s] legacy and recommit to his vision of a better world.”

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