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Today in history: 55 years ago MLK, Jr. assassinated in Memphis!

55 years ago today in America
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1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

  • Editor’s note: I recall that Thursday evening, April 4th, in 1968, like this occurred yesterday.
  • Our nation was on the precipice of being ripped apart from a war, not unlike today.

“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

Posted by Steve on April 4, 2023 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

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