Forty three years ago today Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
It was a flash point in the civil rights movement.
A moment of high drama came days later when Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller along with black civil rights leaders held a memorial on the steps of the state capitol.
It was a dangerous move for a southern governor and the only memorial like it, and the nation watched and listened.
Today, Rockefeller's grandson William read the entire Rockefeller address.
"Dr. King and Governor Rockefeller helped move the needle of our humanity and the policies of this state and nation," said Former Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker who spoke at today's event, "It is for that reason we come her today" he continued.
The event was organized by the Arkansas King Commisson in honor of Dr. King on the day he died, and the centennial of Winthrop Rockefeller's birth.