50th Anniversary of Assassination of MLK

By Nick Baum

WEDNESDAY – 4/4/18

Today has marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights activist and spokesperson. He was fatally shot at a Memphis hotel in the early hours of April 4th, 1968 by James Earl Ray.

Today, MLK is being remembered for his long term action promoting civil rights for African Americans, and most famously known for his March on Washington, and speaking his famous “I have a dream” speech to the crowd.

Martin Luther King’s three surviving children, MLK III, Dexter, and Bernice detailed their thoughts about him and their memories to CBS News. They detailed on how they vaguely remember King himself, but it’s hard to forget his true heroism.

Sources: CBS News, History.com

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