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April 4, 1968: Scenes From MLK’s Last Day

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In a series of never-before-released photographs, Life magazine finally unveils a new look at what happened after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated some 41 years later.

More photos at Life.com.

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On:           Apr 3, 2009
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    • cruiser

      I was a teenager when this tragedy happened, I was living I colorado at the time, but the mood of the country at that time was very somber, despite the fact that Vietnam was at its peak. This uneccesary & horrible event shook this country to its very foundation, I can remember wathcing his funeral service on television, seeing his widow Coretta Scott King struggling to hold her emotions in check was a very moving experience. Mrs King was a very strong woman who over the years had earned a great deal of respect not just because she was Dr King’s widow but because she was a strong woman in her own right. After this I think the entire country changed its way of thinking. The civil rights movement gained even more momentum. What a sad & tragic day it was, and who would have guessed that just days later Sen Robert Kennedy would also be assasinated in Los Angeles, 1968 was NOT a good year.

      Apr 3, 2009 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • castaway

      MLK….MILK Different but similar. My heart sinks the same in either case.

      Apr 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • castaway

      “We are bound together…”

      Need a lift? Take a couple of minutes to watch…


      “Let us turn out thoughts today to Martin Luther King, and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women, living on the earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.”

      Apr 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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