Beverly Robertson still cries sometimes when she visits Room 306, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was staying at the Lorraine Motel before he stepped outside and into the path of an assassin's bullet.
During 16 years of what National Civil Rights Museum Board Chairman Herbert Hilliard calls "momentous progress and accomplishments," Robertson has viewed the room untold times as the museum's president.
Come July 1, 2014, that will end. Robertson announced her retirement Tuesday (Nov. 26) and it will be effective that day. On Tuesday afternoon, she spoke with The New Tri-State Defender.
- Written by Tony Jones
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