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A Meditation, Moment of Silence and Audio Installation at the Rothko Chapel

April 03, 2018

A Meditation, Moment of Silence and Audio Installation at the Rothko Chapel

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

HOUSTON – In memory of the fiftieth anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, the Rothko Chapel will host a meditation, moment of silence and audio installation of King’s final speech “I’ve been on the Mountain Top” delivered on April 3,1968 at Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee.

“As a community organization that is privileged to be the home of Barnett Newman’s sculpture Broken Obelisk dedicated to the legacy of Dr. King,” David Leslie, Rothko Chapel’s Executive Director states “it is important to observe this important day in history and to remember the values that guided Dr. Kings ministry and service. This is also an opportunity to strengthen our collective resolve to further non-violent strategies in support of critical peace and justice initiatives.”


Noon-1pm:  Guided Buddhist meditation
1pm-2pm:  Moment of silence and audio installation of MLK’s final speech “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” played inside the Chapel and outside on the Plaza.

WHERE: The Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St., Houston, TX 77006

WHO: Open to the public.

PRICE: Free.

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.

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