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
I'd love to show kids this picture of Dr. Martin Luther King!! He looks thoughtful, calm, frustrated and strong all at once!! In most photos he looks so poised that it doesnt look like he is struggling.
Not originally published in LIFE. During the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago, Martin Luther King Jr. leads a demonstration calling for a strong Civil Rights plank in the GOP campaign platform. (Francis Miller—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) See more: http://ti.me/PnMzCU
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.
“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.”
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.”