Monday, April 4, 2011


Martin Luther King's Assassination: Watch the Original News Broadcasts

(From Huffington Post)

From the standpoint of history, April 4, 1968 has gone down as one of the most infamous dates of the 20th century. It was on that evening, 43 years ago today, that Martin Luther King was cut down by an assassin's bullet at a Memphis motel.

King had come to the city to support striking garbage workers and was just days away from going to Washington to launch what he called his "Poor People's Campaign." Instead, as he prepared to go to dinner at a fellow civil rights leader's home, he was murdered. Almost immediately news reports went out alerting the nation of King's death.

(More on Hear audio interviews with King's last living aides to witness his murder)

Click on headline above to hear the devastating newscasts of that dark day in history.

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