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LENS & LINES: Vice President Pence’s visit to the National Civil Rights Museum

It was around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning when Vice President Mike Pence walked into the National Civil Rights Museum, which encompasses the site where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
“Thank you for allowing me to come today”, Pence stated before beginning the tour. He is greeted here by Faith Morris, the museum’s chief marketing & external affairs officer. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
Noelle Trent, the museum’s director of Interpretation, Collections and Education, guided Pence’s tour of the museum. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
Pence views video of lunch-counter sit-ins challenging segregation. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
Pence views a video of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech.” (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
Pence looks toward the spot where James Earl Ray fired the fatal shot that killed Dr. King. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)
After saying farewell, Pence spoke in Raleigh at the Holy City Church of God in Christ. Acknowledging the nation’s deep rift, Pence said that if Americans rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced while striving to open opportunities for everyone, “We’ll see our way through these divided times and we’ll do our part in our time to form a more perfect union.” (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

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