Dr. Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On This Date In 1968 He was, more than any single man, the voice and the instrument of the second American revolution. He materialized out of the streets and the Jim Crow churches of the South a dozen years ago, preaching brotherhood and nonviolence to a divided and violent land. For a time, incredibly, it worked- until the very forces he had helped set in in motion swept past him. Newsweek, April 15, 1968
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. in this April 3, 1968 photo, a day before he was assassinated. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy.
Remembering the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jarvis DeBerry
April 4 is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the deliverer of...
“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
How the FBI Tried to Block Martin Luther King’s Commencement Speech
This is a famous picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Both of these men were Civil Rights activists, and Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by Nation of Islam Members, because of their disagreement in his influential messages about Civil Rights.
A Memphis jury’s UNANIMOUS verdict on December 8, 1999 RULED that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.