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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. died from bullet of assassin James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother Alberta Williams King

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Dr. King, his mother Alberta Williams King and his wife Coretta Scott King 1958. AP/Tony Camerano

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The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and his wife, Alberta King, the parents of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King during a memorial at Morehouse College.

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

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The King family on the 2nd anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jnr. (L-R) Martin Luther King Snr and wife Alberta Williams King, grandchildren Issac, Angela, Bernice, Coretta Scott King, daughter Yolanda, sons Martin Luther III and Dexter, Atlanta, Georgia, America - 04 Apr 1970 4 Apr 1970

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