On Tuesday (Jan,. 19), Rihanna posted pictures from a road trip she took last summer to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
“Finally found em’…. got cabin fever last summer and took a road trip to Memphis,” RiRi wrote along with three snaps from her journey to the Tennessee site where King was murdered in 1968 at age 39.
The post features the singer in a mask standing under the iconic Space Age design sign for the location — which is part of the National Civil Rights Museum honoring King’s legacy — as well as images of her pointing to the balcony where King was shot outside room 306 and standing near the building’s iconic neon sign.
The singer shared the photos one day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18).
“MAN… I can’t describe the feeling that came over me, you gotta go to experience it for yourself!” Rihanna said of her pilgrimage to the important location in the nation’s civil rights history.
Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris honored the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday with a United We Serve celebration day of service that included appearances from two the late icon’s children, Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, as well as Aloe Blacc, Chesca, Rosario Dawson, Andra Day, Yo-Yo Ma, Diane Warren and Bebe Winans, among others.
Check out Rihanna’s pictures below.