Bernice King discusses her father, his legacy in Memphis

Rev. Bernice King, second from left, daughter of the late civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., tours an exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum was formerly the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the late civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the National Civil Rights Museum, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum was formerly the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the late civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the National Civil Rights Museum, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum was formerly the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bernice King toured a new multi-media exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum — located at the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where her father was shot. King was only 5 when her father was killed on April 4, 1968, while supporting a sanitation workers' strike in Memphis. Her visit to the museum Monday is one of several events taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, which is Wednesday.

King told reporters that if her father were alive, he would not be shocked or surprised about the racial, social and economic polarization seen today in the United States

Her museum visit came after a speech by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Peabody Hotel during a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum.

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