Today in History
April 04, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr., Assassinated
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., is shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn., while standing on the balcony of his motel room. Known for his philosophy of non-violence, he shaped political dissent in the 1960s.
Today's Feature History Article
Photographer Bob Adelman's picture of Martin Luther King, Jr., taken 40 years ago, captures one of the greatest speeches in American history
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