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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 54 Years Later

 

Dale Rich

On April 4, 1968, an assassin's bullet ended the dynamic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the age of 39.

King stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, a site that's now a museum dedicated to the civil rights champion's life.

James Earl Ray ultimately pleaded guilty to shooting King but later claimed he was a pawn in a more significant crime ring to kill the African American leader.

On the 54th anniversary of King's death, observances took place around the nation, while those not attending specific events took to social media to commemorate the icon.

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