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Today in History: MLK, Jr. was assassinated in 1968!
“The Soul of America is at Stake” – A reminder for these challenging times,
“The Family of Martin Luther King, Jr. Deliver a Message from the United Nations”

Slide 6 of 13: FILE - In this April 3, 1968 file photo, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly, File)
Iconic photo taken moments before MLK, Jr. was shot
Rev. Jessie Jackson 2nd from left with MLK, Jr.
Credit: Charles Kelly, AP Photo


1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

“The civil rights leader was assassinated on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., at the age of 39.

A day before his death, the global peace icon (2nd R) had delivered his famous speech titled ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,’ saying: “Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.”

His [accused] shooter, James Earl Ray [who always denied he was the shooter, rather the fall-guy], was arrested on June 8 at the Heathrow Airport in London, England, and sentenced to life imprisonment,” by MSN. Read more

“On anniversary of MLK’s death, his words are ‘more relevant’ than ever, his son says”

“Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Five decades later, his family says in a new video, he can help ‘guide humanity in the right direction.'”

By Eric Ortiz, NBC News. Read more

Click here for the video: “The Family of Martin Luther King, Jr. Deliver a Message from the United Nations”

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