This Day in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Is Assassinated

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Published on April 4, 2024 - Duration: 01:07s

This Day in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Is Assassinated

This Day in History: , Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is Assassinated.

April 4, 1968.

King was shot and killed as he stood on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.

The โ€œapostle of nonviolenceโ€ had gone to Memphis in support of a sanitation workers' strike.

Widely recognized as the most prominent face of the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King was just 39 years old.

In a prophetic speech the night before his murder, King stated that, โ€œIโ€™ve seen the promised land.

I may not get there with you.".

Petty criminal James Earl Ray was arrested two months later and eventually pleaded guilty to King's assassination.

After being sentenced to 99 years in prison, Ray recanted his confession.

Questions of a conspiracy to assassinate Dr. King continue to linger.

King's death sparked riots in more than 100 American cities.

On April 9, tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Atlanta to pay their respects on the day King was laid to rest

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