1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38106
For Immediate Release
Omar Baruti (901)239-1555
Andrew Rome Withers (901)201-2270
100 Drummers will assemble April 4, 2013 in honor of The Honorable
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memphis, Tenn. - April 4 1968 is well written in the soul of the fabric of America’s past that will never be forgotten. It is the day that the modern Prince of Peace also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient was shot down in Memphis, Tennessee. As those of us who were living, we recall April 4, 1968. We still remember the words spoken that sounded unreal that Dr. King had been shot. We still remember the Prince of Peace; the Drum Major for Justice was no longer there. We are asking the Memphis Community and the entire world to join in with us to commemorate this day in history.
This April 4, 2013 the greater Memphis community will remember the legacy and sacrifice of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite the human Family to “Drop the Gun and Pick up The Drum” for 36 minutes beginning at 6:01pm. We will assemble 100 drummers who will walk from 294 Hernando Street at Pontotoc Avenue, the location of the Clayborn (Clayborn-Ball) Temple AME Church.
Give the world 36 minutes of peace in every city, town and on every battle field in every part of the human family throughout the earth. Hundreds of drummers will line up at Clayborn Temple and will simultaneously beat their drums and march approximately six-tenths of a mile to the site of the Lorraine Motel now called the National Civil Rights Museum. The designated route for the marchers will begin at Pontotoc Street and proceed north to Linden Avenue then west on Linden Avenue, which has been recently, renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The marchers will travel south on Mulberry Street to the national Civil Rights Museum where participants will continue to beat their drums for the 36 minutes in memory of Dr. King. Afterwards all participants are invited to attend a festive reception at Memphis’ Kwanzaa International headquarters located at 1549 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, Tennessee.