Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination

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Chicago Tribune
Doctor: The time I tended to mass murderer Richard SpeckI had my first real experience with evil in the world 50 years ago when I was 1
Doctor: The time I tended to mass murderer Richard Speck
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
I had my first real experience with evil in the world 50 years ago when I was 12. In the summer of 1966 some friends and I went to the local news agency where we were offered $1 a day to wrap copies of the afternoon Chicago Daily News, ride in an old... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Civil rights plea resurrected after HB 1523The statement made major waves nearly 50 years ago, and many are hoping a 2016
Civil rights plea resurrected after HB 1523
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 4 days ago
The statement made major waves nearly 50 years ago, and many are hoping a 2016 version will have the same effect. Over 100 Mississippians signed a “statement of belief and intention” that mirrors a 1968 version signed by prominent Jackson business... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memorial services set for the Rev. Samuel Billy KylesJanuary 11, 2013 - Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles: Pastor, Monumental Baptist Church.
Memorial services set for the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
January 11, 2013 - Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles: Pastor, Monumental Baptist Church. A leader of Community on the Move for Equality, an organization of Memphis ministers supporting the city�s striking sanitation workers in 1968. Kyles visited the Lorraine... Read more
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Starmometer
‘All The Way’ Debuts on HBObehind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year i
‘All The Way’ Debuts on HBO
Starmometer / Posted 6 days ago
behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, comes to Asia the same time as the US exclusively on HBO – Sunday, May 22 at 8am with same-day primetime... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Friends, elected leaders look back on life of Rev. Samuel Billy Kylesto this community. He was an asset to our country," Kelsey. Rev. Kyles was als
Friends, elected leaders look back on life of Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
to this community. He was an asset to our country," Kelsey. Rev. Kyles was also a close friend of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rev. Kyles was instrumental in bringing Dr. King to Memphis for a sanitation workers' strike. On the... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Sutherland and Wilcox: How rising divorce rates caused wider income inequalityThe standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary American families paint a
Sutherland and Wilcox: How rising divorce rates caused wider income inequality
Dallas Morning News / Posted 7 days ago
The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary American families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising economic inequality. But rarely does the public conversation about our changing economy, from the pages of The New York... Read more
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FOX News
Civil rights leader Rev. Billy Kyles dies; was present when Martin Luther King shotThe Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present whe
Civil rights leader Rev. Billy Kyles dies; was present when Martin Luther King shot
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis. He was 81. Erica Cunningham, an administrative assistant at Monumental Baptist Church... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'the New South.” Rev. Kyles was too ill to attend the tribute. Rev. Kyles was
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 days ago
the New South.” Rev. Kyles was too ill to attend the tribute. Rev. Kyles was best known as the man who witnessed the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel. King, Ralph Abernathy and Jesse Jackson were on their way... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'the New South.” Rev. Kyles was too ill to attend the tribute. Rev. Kyles was
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'
Naples Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
the New South.” Rev. Kyles was too ill to attend the tribute. Rev. Kyles was best known as the man who witnessed the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel. King, Ralph Abernathy and Jesse Jackson were on their way... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Civil rights leader Rev. Billy Kyles dies at 81; witness to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. slayingMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader wh
Civil rights leader Rev. Billy Kyles dies at 81; witness to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. slaying
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis. He was 81. Erica Cunningham, an administrative assistant at Monumental... Read more
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CNN
Baltimore faces 'original sin' after riotsIt's a tradition that persists today, says Dan Sparaco, a local attorney who wr
Baltimore faces 'original sin' after riots
CNN / Posted 11 days ago
It's a tradition that persists today, says Dan Sparaco, a local attorney who wrote a series of richly detailed essays on his city's racial history entitled "Now or Never in Baltimore." He says that since last April the city has been in a state of... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riotsTalk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in polic
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riots
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 12 days ago
Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk. Some people will tell you about "the uprising." Others will recall the "riots" or use a more neutral term,... Read more
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My EastText
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riotsTalk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in polic
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riots
My EastText / Posted 12 days ago
Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk. Some people will tell you about "the uprising." Others will recall the "riots" or use a more neutral term,... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riotsTalk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in polic
Baltimore paralyzed one year after riots
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 12 days ago
Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk. Some people will tell you about "the uprising." Others will recall the "riots" or use a more neutral term,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Baltimore frozen in 'suspended animation' a year after riots(CNN) -- Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died
Baltimore frozen in 'suspended animation' a year after riots
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
(CNN) -- Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk. Some people will tell you about "the uprising." Others will recall the "riots" or use a more... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Pure political correctness': Trump would keep Tubman off the $20 bill'I think it's pure political correctness': Trump says Harriet Tubman should NOT
'Pure political correctness': Trump would keep Tubman off the $20 bill
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
'I think it's pure political correctness': Trump says Harriet Tubman should NOT go on the front of a redesigned $20 bill and defends Andrew Jackson's 'record of tremendous success for the country' Treasury Department is getting rid of Andrew... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Delving 'All the Way' into LBJ's civil rights legacy at Arena StageThe weighty chapter of American history that stretches from the assassination o
Delving 'All the Way' into LBJ's civil rights legacy at Arena Stage
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
The weighty chapter of American history that stretches from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the struggles by his successor to push civil rights legislation through a recalcitrant Congress contains the stuff of theater — noble... Read more
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examiner.com
Rev. Al Sharpton honors Dr. King's legacy at 2016 Keepers of the Dream Gala.Gloria Steinem, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Judith Jamison were among the honore
Rev. Al Sharpton honors Dr. King's legacy at 2016 Keepers of the Dream Gala.
examiner.com / Posted 18 days ago
Gloria Steinem, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Judith Jamison were among the honorees at the National Action Network (NAN) 2016 Keepers of the Dream Awards gala on April 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. NAN President Rev. Al... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Church where MLK spoke losing historyThe St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laurel after the pews were removed. (Ph
Church where MLK spoke losing history
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 18 days ago
The St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laurel after the pews were removed. (Photo: Special to The Clarion-Ledger) Opera legend Leontyne Price sang at the 1962 dedication of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laurel. Martin Luther King Jr.... Read more
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New America Media
On Chicago’s West Side, No Rebound From The Recessionand security that came with manufacturing and public sector jobs. Today, the g
On Chicago’s West Side, No Rebound From The Recession
New America Media / Posted 20 days ago
and security that came with manufacturing and public sector jobs. Today, the growth of high-end service sector jobs in banking, finance, law and technology — industries in which blacks are sorely underrepresented and ill- prepared — are fueling... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Leadership & Excellence: WIU ROTC remembers the past, honors the fallen, looks to the future Posted Apr. 14, 2016 at 11:07 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University’s U.S.
Leadership & Excellence: WIU ROTC remembers the past, honors the fallen, looks to the future
McDonough County Voice / Posted 20 days ago
Posted Apr. 14, 2016 at 11:07 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University’s U.S. Army Leatherneck Battalion celebrated 100 years since the formation of the... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
State House approves Sturla sponsored resolution honoring life of Nelson Polite, Sr.Polite, who died in February at 92, served as former president of Lancaster Cit
State House approves Sturla sponsored resolution honoring life of Nelson Polite, Sr.
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 23 days ago
Polite, who died in February at 92, served as former president of Lancaster City Council and former chairman of the Lancaster City Planning Commission. In addition to his service to the city, he was a member of the NAACP, Crispus Attucks Community... Read more
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Roll Call
LBJ's Civil Rights Struggle a Stage Productionof an accidental president. "All the Way" opens with a Johnson who's been swor
LBJ's Civil Rights Struggle a Stage Production
Roll Call / Posted 23 days ago
of an accidental president. "All the Way" opens with a Johnson who's been sworn in following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 and ends the night Johnson wins re-election. In less than a year, the Texas Democrat struggled... Read more
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heraldscotland
Seeing America: Holyrood hosts Harry Benson exhibition of US history imagesHe was present during Robert Kennedy's assassination and tear gassed during the
Seeing America: Holyrood hosts Harry Benson exhibition of US history images
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
He was present during Robert Kennedy's assassination and tear gassed during the James Meredith March with Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He started by covering America for the Daily Express and by 1968 he was working for Life magazine. The exhibition... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
1968Indianapolis . The city found itself on a short list of places where riots did
1968
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 24 days ago
Indianapolis . The city found itself on a short list of places where riots did not break out after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. Senator Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign brought him to Indianapolis that... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Starbucks’ Howard Schultz: How we can reclaim the American DreamStarbucks CEO Howard Schultz is the embodiment of the American Dream. But in a
Starbucks’ Howard Schultz: How we can reclaim the American Dream
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 27 days ago
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is the embodiment of the American Dream. But in a speech to shareholders in late March, the billionaire CEO said he fears the opportunities that allowed him to achieve his American Dream have fallen out of the grasp of... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Peace, race and journalism are themes for two separate conferences this weekendPeaceful protest, race and good journalism will be the focus of two events in M
Peace, race and journalism are themes for two separate conferences this weekend
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
Peaceful protest, race and good journalism will be the focus of two events in Memphis this weekend with the National Association of Black Journalists Region III Conference and the Gandhi-King Conference at the University of Memphis. Session topics... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake Muslims share with sizable audienceA group of nearly 90 local residents packed into the Cantwell Communty Room of
Saranac Lake Muslims share with sizable audience
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 28 days ago
A group of nearly 90 local residents packed into the Cantwell Communty Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library for the "Meeting our Muslim Neighbors" presentation. The hour-and-a-half-long session featured a lesson on the basic tenets of Islam,... Read more
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NJ.com
Newark recalls King's assassination 48 years ago MondayNEWARK — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited New Jersey just eight days
Newark recalls King's assassination 48 years ago Monday
NJ.com / Posted 29 days ago
NEWARK — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited New Jersey just eight days before his death in 1968, making several appearances in Newark, a city where the kind of poverty, brutality and lack of opportunity that King struggled nonviolently... Read more
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Al.com
'Heritage Preservation Act' would permanently enshrine Confederate icons, shame AlabamaBy Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center based in Montgomery,
'Heritage Preservation Act' would permanently enshrine Confederate icons, shame Alabama
Al.com / Posted 29 days ago
By Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center based in Montgomery, Alabama The Alabama Legislature is on the verge of sending a message to the rest of the country that our state remains mired in the politics of racial hostility and... Read more
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Raw Story
This year is reminding me a lot of 1968 — and that’s scaryIn 1968, I was the first in my family to attend college, but the promise of hig
This year is reminding me a lot of 1968 — and that’s scary
Raw Story / Posted 29 days ago
In 1968, I was the first in my family to attend college, but the promise of higher education appeared rather worthless as the nation descended into an orgy of violence that seemed to signal the breakdown of the American democratic experiment. The... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's recordHank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home-run record by smacking his 715th homer. (Pho
History: Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's record
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 29 days ago
Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home-run record by smacking his 715th homer. (Photo: Sports Illustrated) April 5, 1856: Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute, was born in Virginia. Washington believed it was best for African... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Atlanta mayor bans city-funded travel to North CarolinaProgram aims to revitalize homes in blighted neighborhoodsProgram aims to revit
Atlanta mayor bans city-funded travel to North Carolina
FOX Carolina / Posted 29 days ago
Program aims to revitalize homes in blighted neighborhoodsProgram aims to revitalize homes in blighted neighborhoods A new program is offering Atlanta Police officers incentives to buy homes in blighted areas and aims to bridge the gap between... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
John Kasich calls Ted Cruz 'senator smear'other than Mr. Cruz or Mr. Trump at a contested convention in July,”New York Ti
John Kasich calls Ted Cruz 'senator smear'
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
other than Mr. Cruz or Mr. Trump at a contested convention in July,”New York Times reporters Matt Flegenheimer and Jonathan Martin write.“The exasperation with Mr. Kasich has been long in the making, but as Mr. Trump stumbles and his grasp on the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Does John Kasich struggle answering questions about African Americans?The first question to Ohio Gov. John Kasich during a Fox News appearance Monday
Does John Kasich struggle answering questions about African Americans?
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 30 days ago
The first question to Ohio Gov. John Kasich during a Fox News appearance Monday night was for his assessment of race relations 48 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. While he didn’t answer directly, Kasich recalled Democratic... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Cruz blames Trump for National Enquirer story about affairs The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackl
Cruz blames Trump for National Enquirer story about affairs
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 30 days ago
The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Fox News went there in the presidential... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 5 25 years ago: 1991 Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Thursday threw his w
April 5
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 30 days ago
25 years ago: 1991 Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Thursday threw his weight behind efforts to elect a black mayor in Memphis. Barry, who grew up in Memphis, said he won't play the role of kingmaker, but will be active in campaigning.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hundreds gather to recognize anniversary of Dr. King’s deathRev. Jesse Jackson points to the area where a shot rang out 48 years ago killin
Hundreds gather to recognize anniversary of Dr. King’s death
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 30 days ago
Rev. Jesse Jackson points to the area where a shot rang out 48 years ago killing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual April 4th commemoration at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Monday. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial... Read more
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WALB Albany
Monday marks anniversary of King's assassinationMonday marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther Kin
Monday marks anniversary of King's assassination
WALB Albany / Posted 30 days ago
Monday marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Atlanta native and civil rights icon was killed in Memphis while standing on a balcony outside his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel. A small-time criminal... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
The impact MLK's Tampa speech had on our communityTampa, Florida - Monday marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assas
The impact MLK's Tampa speech had on our community
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 30 days ago
Tampa, Florida - Monday marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Years earlier, he delivered a dynamic speech in Tampa during the civil rights movement. Another man in the audience that day has also left a lasting legacy... Read more
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WALB Albany
"Super Lice" invades GeorgiaAtlanta mayor to announce business travel ban for city employees to North Carol
"Super Lice" invades Georgia
WALB Albany / Posted 30 days ago
Atlanta mayor to announce business travel ban for city employees to North CarolinaAtlanta mayor to announce business travel ban for city employees to North Carolina Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed will announce a travel ban for all city employees to the... Read more
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WALB Albany
Atlanta mayor to announce business travel ban for city employees to North Carolina Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed will announce a travel ban for all city employees to
Atlanta mayor to announce business travel ban for city employees to North Carolina
WALB Albany / Posted 30 days ago
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed will announce a travel ban for all city employees to the... Read more
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Deseret News
Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor �living wage�On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., doz
Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor �living wage�
Deseret News / Posted 30 days ago
On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders are calling for the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for low-income workers in their political agendas. The move comes amid... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Indianapolis native reflects on RFK speech after King assassinationA special ceremony is taking place Monday night at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Indianapolis native reflects on RFK speech after King assassination
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 30 days ago
A special ceremony is taking place Monday night at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Indianapolis. It memorializes one of the greatest speeches of all time that took place on this night 48 years ago. Martin Luther King Jr. had just been assassinated... Read more
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examiner.com
Live music venue wows Mark Farris, Boston local and marketing mavenMost music enthusiasts can agree that Boston has a long and varied history when
Live music venue wows Mark Farris, Boston local and marketing maven
examiner.com / Posted 30 days ago
Most music enthusiasts can agree that Boston has a long and varied history when it comes to amazing live performances. Dating back to the 1960s when America was reeling over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Boston was the epicenter for... Read more
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Newsmax
MLK Assassination Death Anniversary: Museum to Honor Civil Rights Leader U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from th
MLK Assassination Death Anniversary: Museum to Honor Civil Rights Leader
Newsmax / Posted 30 days ago
U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, D.C., during the 'March... Read more
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Mashable
Bryan Cranston and his nutsack are ready to lead the country in 'All The Way' teaserThis adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's play tells the story of Johnson's rocky f
Bryan Cranston and his nutsack are ready to lead the country in 'All The Way' teaser
Mashable / Posted 30 days ago
This adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's play tells the story of Johnson's rocky first year as president, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. That's also when Johnson was fighting to pass his history-making Civil Rights Act. Anthony... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Monday marks 48 year anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Monday marks 48 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Th
Monday marks 48 year anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 30 days ago
Monday marks 48 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon was in Memphis, Tennessee to support a strike by sanitation workers when he was gunned down at the Lorraine Motel just after 6 p.m., on April 4, 1968.... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
National Civil Rights Museum to hold ceremony Monday for 48th anniversary of MLK assassinationMEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are a series of events held in Memphis to mark the 48th
National Civil Rights Museum to hold ceremony Monday for 48th anniversary of MLK assassination
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 30 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are a series of events held in Memphis to mark the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights leader was shot and killed April 4th, 1968 as he stood on the balcony outside room 306... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
48th anniversary of assassination of civil rights iconToday marks 48 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The
48th anniversary of assassination of civil rights icon
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 30 days ago
Today marks 48 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon was gunned down on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was there to support a strike by sanitation workers. A bullet hit him in the neck... Read more
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