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By Dominique Madden
Telegram Contributing Reporter 

April 4th marks the anniversary of the assassinated of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Members of Civil Rights organizations gathered at the Loraine Motel outside of room 306. A wreath hangs at the place where Dr. King was assassinated..

Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died at 7:05 p.m. He was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience.

James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968, at London's Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States and charged with the crime. On March 10, 19...



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