Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1983 file photo, State Rep. Tyrone Brooks speaks in Atlanta. Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he got the news that Martin Luther King Jr. was dead. Stunned, Brooks said he dropped everything and drove to Memphis, crying all the way. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr., File)
Gregory X wears a shirt commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. outside the National Civil Rights Museum, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The museum was formerly the Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated April 4, 1968. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

ATLANTA — Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he got the news that Martin Luther King Jr. was dead. Stunned, Brooks dropped everything and drove to Memphis, crying all the way.