Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated June 30, 1974 at the hands of Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23 years old.  The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., struck by the violent deaths of his two sons and by the tragic death of his wife Alberta, said at her funeral service on July 3, “I cannot hate any man.”

Alberta Williams King, MLK’s Mother also shot and killed

Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated June 30, 1974 at the hands of Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23 years old. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., struck by the violent deaths of his two sons and by the tragic death of his wife Alberta, said at her funeral service on July 3, “I cannot hate any man.”

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

Alberta King (1904 - 1974) Mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., killed by a mentally disturbed man while playing the organ at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Alberta King (1904 - 1974) Mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., killed by a mentally disturbed man while playing the organ at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Alberta Christine "Mama King" Williams King (1904 - 1974) - Find A Grave Photos

Alberta Christine "Mama King" Williams King (1904 - 1974) - Find A Grave Photos

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

On Sunday June 30 1974, Alberta Christine Williams King played “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ of Ebenezer Baptist, the church where her father, A.D. Williams, her husband, Martin Luther King Sr., and son, Martin Luther King Jr., all had served as pastors. The song finished, and most of the congreg...On Sunday June 30 1974, Alberta Christine Williams King played “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ of Ebenezer Baptist, the church where her father, A.D. Williams, her husband, Martin Luther King…

On Sunday June 30 1974, Alberta Christine Williams King played “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ of Ebenezer Baptist, the church where her father, A.D. Williams, her husband, Martin Luther King Sr., and son, Martin Luther King Jr., all had served as pastors. The song finished, and most of the congreg...On Sunday June 30 1974, Alberta Christine Williams King played “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ of Ebenezer Baptist, the church where her father, A.D. Williams, her husband, Martin Luther King…

bbc: Images of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children-Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, Beatrice

Queen Victoria: The real story of her 'domestic bliss'

bbc: Images of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children-Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, Beatrice

The forgotten assassination of Dr. King’s mother - Rolling Out

The forgotten assassination of Dr. King’s mother - Rolling Out

Martin Luther King Jr. with his mother, Alberta Williams King & wife, Coretta Scott King.

Martin Luther King Jr. with his mother, Alberta Williams King & wife, Coretta Scott King.

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