Dalai Lama prays at MLK assassination balcony

via the Associated Press:

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Dalai Lama says his visit to the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated was sad but also inspirational.
The Tibetan spiritual leader was in Memphis, on Wednesday to receive the International Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum, which incorporates the site of the Lorraine Motel.

The Dalai Lama draped a white shawl over a wreath that hangs over the balcony that marks the spot where King was standing when he was shot in 1968.

He toured the museum with the Rev. Samuel Kyles, who was with King when he was gunned down, and Museum Board Chairman Benjamin L. Hooks.

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