Mister K talks MLK assassination, closing Afro-American Heritage Museum

Mister K talks MLK assassination, closing Afro-American Heritage Museum
(Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Wednesday, April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1968, Charles Kendrick was a 36-year-old working as a pharmacist at what is now Banner South.

Mister K, as he is better known in Tucson, said he remembers hearing the news and called it devastating.

KOLD News 13 caught up with Mister K at his Afro-American Heritage Museum at Park and Silverlake, where it has been for 23 years.

Each section of the place has a story and there are hundreds of items inside.

Mister K, who is 86 years old, said he's ready for someone else to run the museum.

He said he really wants someone to buy all the items to keep all the artifacts together.

Kendrick and his business partner have been collecting the items for many years.

He said he wants to enjoy life and go fishing.

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