LMU to Take Part in MLK 50 Bell Toll

UNIVERSITY BULLETINS | On Wednesday, April 4 at 4:01 p.m., LMU will participate in the MLK 50 Bell Toll, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Led by the National Civil Rights Museum, the MLK 50 Bell Toll asks places of worship, college campuses and institutions around the world to have their bells toll 39 times to mark the number of years that the civil rights leader lived, and to pay homage to his legacy.

Locally, the solemn ringing will begin at 4:01 p.m., the moment of Dr. King’s death.

In addition to LMU, those confirmed to participate in the MLK 50 Bell Toll in Los Angeles County are:

  • First District: The San Gabriel Valley NAACP in West Covina, the NAACP in Pomona Valley, and the African American Museum of Beginnings in Pomona
  • Second District: Transfiguration Church in Leimert Park
  • Third District: Hollywood United Methodist Church in Hollywood
  • Fourth District: The Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro
  • Fifth District: Holy Assembly Church of God and All Saints Church in Pasadena