April 4, 1968: Civil rights leader, MLK Jr. was shot to death at a hotel in Memphis. The official story was a single shot fired by James Earl Ray from 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck. Photo: Ralph Abernathy, with Mrs. King and her children lead a massive march through through the streets of Memphis.
Never forget this man and what he risked to unite our country. “The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption.” - The Power of Nonviolence, 1957
Life, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. named Michael King at birth (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.