Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.  His death shocked the country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war.  ABC news did a 45 anniversary photo release of photos documenting the death of slain leader Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK #JamesEarlRay #LorraineMotel

The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. His death shocked the country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war. ABC news did a 45 anniversary photo release of photos documenting the death of slain leader Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK #JamesEarlRay #LorraineMotel

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

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

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

The coffin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by mourners, including his children.

The coffin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by mourners, including his children.

A newspaper article about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., published in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 5 April 1968. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Brief Genealogy & Family Tree Download.”

A newspaper article about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., published in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 5 April 1968. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Brief Genealogy & Family Tree Download.”

The New York Daily News, April 5, 1968 issue. The day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

The New York Daily News, April 5, 1968 issue. The day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Justice is served!  James Earl Ray on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King: convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have been eligible for the death penalty.[1] He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted his confession and tried unsuccessfully to gain a new trial. He died in prison

Justice is served! James Earl Ray on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King: convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have been eligible for the death penalty.[1] He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted his confession and tried unsuccessfully to gain a new trial. He died in prison

I Have A Dream: 8 Heart-Stopping Rhetorical Techniques Of King’s Speech - Writer's Relief, Inc.

I Have A Dream: 8 Heart-Stopping Rhetorical Techniques Of King’s Speech

The father of the modern civil rights movement in the United States, Martin Luther King was born 15 January 1929 and died on 4 April 1968. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he died when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. These are some of Dr Martin Luther King's famous speeches which immortalised the civil rights movement of the 1960s and still give inspiration today

The father of the modern civil rights movement in the United States, Martin Luther King was born 15 January 1929 and died on 4 April 1968. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he died when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. These are some of Dr Martin Luther King's famous speeches which immortalised the civil rights movement of the 1960s and still give inspiration today

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