Friday, April 4, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated 40 years Ago Today

Sadly, today is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Rev Martin Luther King Jr. on a Memphis Tennessee motel balcony. He was 39 years old.

Here's a You Tube video following Dr. King from Birmingham Alabama to his last speech in Memphis before he was killed.

And a You Tube video of Robert Kennedy's speech after learning of King's assassination.

How might the United States been different had these two men not been killed?

An excerpt and audio of King's Letter from a Birmingham jail is here.

Here's how the BBC reported on the assassination at the time.


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