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A number of events in honor of the slain civil rights leader are set for Monday at the museum, located at the site of the old Lorraine Motel.
King was standing on the motel balcony when he was shot and killed on April 4, 1968.
Among the scheduled events are a food drive, a blood donation drive and a tour of the new "Freedom Sisters" exhibit, which spotlights 20 African-American women and their impact on the civil rights movement.
There will also be dramatic and musical performances, as well as children's arts and crafts.
Visitors, however, won't get to access many parts of the museum because much of it is closed for renovations.
Monday, January 21 2013, 06:17 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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