Montgomery State Representative Comments On MLK Anniversary

Across the country on Friday, thousands of people paused to reflect and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday marks the 40th anniversary of King's death.  He died from an assassins bullet in Memphis, Tennessee.

State Representative Alvin Holmes joined King's movement as a field supporter. He was in Memphis in 1968 and had just left the Lorraine Motel minutes before the shooting. Holmes tells WSFA 12 News, "I said to myself, I can't believe that this man that advocated non violence, and taught everyone to love--that anyone would shoot Dr. King."