Lorraine Hotel http://wknofm.org en The Lorraine Motel http://wknofm.org/post/lorraine-motel <p>The Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, has had a long, uneven history. When the motel first opened in the 1920s, it was called “The Windsor.”</p><p>In that era of Jim Crow segregation, it was one of the few hotels that welcomed black travelers.&nbsp;Entertainers like Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, and Louis Armstrong stayed at the Windsor and walked the few blocks to Beale Street.&nbsp;Walter Bailey bought the Windsor in 1942, and renamed it the Lorraine.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 24336 at http://wknofm.org The Lorraine Motel